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New Store Project: Gradient Cowl

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Gradient

I’ve wanted to knit a Gradient cowl for ages, and stocking Rowan Kidsilk Haze was a great excuse. It was super easy, just seed stitch, which I know sounds tedious but it was actually extremely satisfying – must be the yarn. It’s so light and airy, so fluffy and cuddly, like a big hug from an adorable toddler. When I put it on I kind of want to hug myself.  Even the grafting at the end was fine, I just followed the instructions and I turned out awesome. It also worked up much faster than I expected, normally I avoid scarves but it was way fun and quick. There was also very little finsihing, I was able to knit my ends in as I went, they just disappeared!  At the very bottom of the post we’ve included some colour combo ideas.

The only caveat is that the pattern used more yarn than I expected (10 balls), but you can scale it down a smidge  so it only uses 6.

Modifications

In order to get away with using only 2 skeins colour A & C, and 1 skein each of colours B & D you’ll need to try the following:

  • cast on 39 sts
  • work in 3.5″ increments
  • possibly go up to a 6mm/US10 needle
Gradient Cowl with Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Gradient Cowl with Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Gradient Cowl with Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Gradient Cowl with Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Colour Combinations

Be sure to remember that the 1st & 3rd colours will be the most dominant, and you’ll use the most of the 1st colour. Click on any of the images below to go to our store.

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 1

These are the colours we used

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Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 6

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 3

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 4

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Gradient Combo 2

Next Up

Our next store project is a Cable Cowl (like a braid) with Rowan Cocoon – it knits up so light and fluffy on 8mm/US11 needles!!

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Friday Freebie!

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Frost

Yup, it’s time to get yer holiday knitting started! Frost knits up up quick on 7mm/US10.75 needles with Rowan Cocoon, a gorgeous blend of merino wool & a little mohair.

  • See on Ravelry
  • Free Pattern
  • Sizes: to fit 40 (42, 44, 46, 48)” chest (+3″ ease)
  • Yarn: 9(9, 10, 10, 11) skeins Rowan Cocoon
  • Needles: 7mm/US10.75 (straight or circular, try Addi Turbo, Knit Picks or Knitter’s Pride)

A Tale of Two Hats

Two finished store projects …..

Berroco North Star hat pink pompom 2

Berroco North Star hat pink pompom BLOG 1

Bundle

I love Berroco North Star, it’s so super soft and lofty for an alpaca yarn!  It doesn’t seem to have quite as much drape as other bulky weight alpaca’s we’ve used, so hopefully over time the hat will keep it’s shape better (I trust you Berroco).


Rowan Cocoon Hat Pink BLOG 2

Rowan Cocoon Hat Pink BLOG 1

I’d been itching to make this hat for a while, and it turned out amazing! Of course, using the prescribed yarn sometimes makes a difference, especially if the yarn has unique qualities. I really liked using the Rowan Cocoon for an accessory, and I have a feeling it will work up beautifully in a larger garment.

Cocoon

NEW Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted Tonals

Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted BLOG

NEW Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted Tonals

Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted is a great go-to yarn for almost every kind of project (except felting, it will not felt). It’s machine washable and knits to a standard worsted tension of 5 sts per inch. Great for projects for babies, kids, men, and everyone else! It’s also very affordably prices at $11.97/skein. We’re dipping our toe in the water with this yarn and starting by carrying the new tonal colours.

  • 100% Superwash Wool
  • 100g, 200m (219 yds)
  • 20 sts & 25 rows = 4″ (10cm)
  • 4.5mm/US7 needles
  • Made in Turkey