I am blessed to count Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops as a close friend. She has been extremely supportive of the opening of Knitsburgh Yarn Shop, both by listening to me prattle on about things and by offering her services as a teacher and a designer. Her "congratulations" gift to us was the design of the Knitsburgh Cowl, which features a complicated looking but easy to execute cable pattern nestled within a garter background. Knit in the oh-so-soft Shepherd's Wool Worsted, the cowl is a cozy addition to your outerwear wardrobe, and will easily transition to an early spring piece when paired with your favorite light jacket. If buttons aren't your thing, you could do a provisional cast on and join this at the end of the knitting when finished, or simply wear it as a scarf.
Our sample knitter, Donna, was able to complete this with two skeins of the Shepherd's Wool; but we suggest buying an additional skein just in case.*
This pattern is free with the purchase of a skein of Shepherd's Wool worsted until February 18th.
(Side note: We think that this falls in the category of cowl-cowl, as defined by Clara Parkes.)
*We originally thought that Donna used just ONE skein. I was completely mistaken and she used two. If you purchased one skein to make the cowl with, please come in for a second skein at a discount. Thanks!