Monday, February 18, 2013

Dovetail Cowl

We're still in the thick of winter, and the howling wind is a good excuse to wear a couple more layers of wool.  The other day I cast off this cozy cowl.  

Dovetail Cowl.



This was a surprisingly quick knit.  I was mesmerized by the emerging design - combinations of knit and purl create a fabric with rich texture.

This cowl comes in two sizes, and I made the larger one.  The well-written pattern includes both written and charted instructions with an optional rolled, stockinette edge.  I opted for the roll.

The yarn is Dirty Water DyeWorks Clara, colorway Blue Me Away.

Clara comes in large, 250 gram skeins.  I had made my Winter Trails hat from this colorway and used the leftovers for Dovetail.  These two projects were a good combination for one skein of Clara.  Between the two I used almost the entire skein.  With sixteen grams left there was just enough cushion that I didn't panic about running out of yarn.

And now I'm off to shift gears . . . planning spring colorways and samples as I eye more snow in the forecast.

1 comment:

Pat's here said...

Beautiful Stephanie. I'm adding that to my queue.