Knitting a Cowl
Hello, sweet needlework friends. Let me introduce you to my latest knitting project fresh off the needles. A cowl that also is a little bit like a dickie. While this is not the best photo of me, I just loved the way the tree branches look like part of my crazy hair.
I took the photo early in the morning, right after I cast off the last stitch of this combination cowl/dickie. It was 17 degrees Fahrenheit – that is -9 for my celsius thinking friends.
In San Diego, it never gets that cold. But I have been hiking early in the morning and the temps were close to freezing. I figured a cowl will serve me during my stay here in Northeastern Arizona as well as at home.
A Wall of Yarn
It all started when I went to a store in Windowrock on the Navajo Nation and I saw a wall of this.
A wall of yarn. Imagine how my heart started racing and a big smile formed on my face. Did I mention that I am in love with wool? All kinds of wool.
Many Navajo people are weaving the most beautiful rugs and are using this yarn for their art. I found out that it is the Lambs Pride from the Brown Sheep Wool Company.
Most of the strands are 85% wool and 15% Mohair. Some are 100% wool. None are superwashed which I love.
The best surprise was that the prices on the Rez were super reasonable. I am sure you can guess what happened. Yup. I did buy a bunch.
The Yarn Choices
My goal was to utilize leftovers yarn from other projects I had already knitted from my purchases.
So far, I have made hats, felted slippers, house socks, and now, this cowl.
But after starting, I ended up sticking with two main contrast colors while knitting this cowl.
I threw in a little red since I had started with a dark red leftover and wanted to pull everything together.
Should I Write a Pattern?
I am thinking of writing up a pattern for knitting this cowl. If I do, you all will be the first to know. Actually, I would publish it here.
Here is another way of wearing the cowl.
Are you interested in this pattern? If so, let me know. The best way to reach me is by leaving a comment on our Instagram account or on Ravelry.
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