Fun Cowls & Shawls for January
How fun are knitting patterns for cozy cowls and shawls in Michigan? Great fun! Knitting them is so rewarding because they end up useful and pretty. Cowls are so versatile and can be so snug around your neck to keep you warm. The shawls also provide both warmth and style for those of us that have made it back to working in the office and those areas might be chilly.
The Soundtrack is an easy-to-make cowl featuring 2 contrasting colors worked in a simple (yet entertaining!) slip stitch pattern. Like a catchy melody, Soundtrack’s stitch pattern is a bit addictive - you’ll have a hard time putting it down! Each kit contains (2) skeins of contrasting colors of Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool, 219 yards). Pattern available on Ravelry for $5. You can find this knitting kit here in our online
The Pick A Pop Cowl is designed for color play. This pattern combines color and texture to create a fun, fast knit. As you switch from eyelet to broken ribbing to faux cables (that’s right, they’re aren’t any actual cables in this pattern), you will be shocked at how quickly this cowl flies off the needles. Worked from the top down, it knits up quickly (like any good cowl should), but wears like a hassle-free shawl. Unlike traditional tube cowls that rumple into a pile of knitting around your neck, this shawl-shaped construction lets your knitting shine by creating a triangular front and shortened back. The shape is wonderful, wearable, and just plain fun to knit. You can shop the kit here in our online yarn shop. This kit contains (4) color coordinated mini skeins of fingering weight yarn (each ball is approximately 25gms/approximately 90-100 yards). The pattern is available on Ravelry for $7. Pattern has both written and charted instructions.
The last kit in our blog for this week showcases shawls. The Felicitous is a triangular, asymmetrical shawl that fades gradually from one dominant color into another. It is knit on the bias and features bobbles, eyelet lace, and garter stitch stripes of varying widths. Each kit contains two coordinating fingering weight skeins and the pattern. No charts. Shop it here in our online yarn shop.
Both Cowl and Shawl knitting patterns often just take 1-2 skein of yarn and are great stashbusters. Have you joined us on a Stashbuster Thursday Facebook Live? Every Thursday Susan goes live at 9:30 am on
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