Knitting indie: Cowl-a-palooza Part I


Perhaps I’ve been knitting with fingering-weight yarn, and making sweaters, for too long. I’ve forgotten the pleasure of having an FO in three nights.

My first Indie Untangled KAL project, Alex Tinsley’s Horloge, is the first in a series of cowls I’m planning to make. I used the Skeinny Dipping Silky Worsted in Mulled Cider that I picked up at the Rhinebeck trunk show. The silk really makes the color shine and the cowl itself has the perfect amount of drape, just enough to sit well under my winter coat.

The pattern, with two easy cables every other row and knit inside out to minimize the number of purl stitches, was just interesting enough. I can definitely see it being a great gift knit and I’m already thinking of picking up some Rustic Silk Worsted from Pigeonroof Studios to make one for my friend Sharon, who’s allergic to wool.

Also, if you haven’t checked out the Indie Untangled KAL thread you may be enticed to participate by a whole bunch of new prizes, including two patterns donated by Lara Smoot, a $25 gift certificate to Lakes Yarn and Fiber, a Sweet Sheep lotion bar, a $24 gift certificate from Inner Yarn Zen, a 240-yard High Twist Sock mini-skein set from Pigeonroof Studios and an Autumn Basket kit from Laura Aylor.

I’m definitely looking forward to wearing my new cowl to Thanksgiving dinner, where I plan to work on Cowl No. 2. Speaking of which, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, filled with tons of knitting and all of the things you’re thankful for!

(Also: stay tuned for a roundup of great Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday/Cyber Monday deals from a bunch of Indie Untangled vendors! If you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll get that list in your inbox super early.)

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