Love, Love, Love this simple knit out of the beautiful Fino by Manos Del Uruguay a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. This yarn is an ultra soft 70% extrafine merino, 30% silk; with a hefty 490 yards per hank. The Rings of Rings Cowl by Lisa R. Myers is a soothing knit created in stockinette stitch. The piece is knit in the round and joined together at the end with a simple kitchener stitch. The cowl takes one hank of fino and one fino mini skein set. The effortless stitch pattern switching between colors to create rings shows off the beauty of the kettle dyed yarn giving the finished project so much color depth.
Fino is hand dyed in large kettles to create a marbleized, subtly striated effect that forms a rich palette of glorious colors. Manos Del Uruguay is a non profit organization which assembles women in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women.
Check out this adorable quick cabled cowl from Plymouth Yarn! The cowl begins with a provisional cast on and is knit flat with simple grafting to tie it together in a circle. Garter ridge edging on each side of the garment keeps the project nice and flat highlighting the large cable down the center.
Baby Alpaca Brush is a 80% alpaca, 20% acrylic blend. It is soft, and fluffy with a beautiful halo. The pattern can be completed in just a few hours because of its large gauge. L & B has two color options for you to choose from, both in nice neutrals to throw on with any winter attire.
The Pepper Cowl by Jo Allport adds a bright splash of color to your winter wardrobe using Huasco Sock by Araucania Yarns. Araucania Yarns are inspired by ancient South American crafts which were often created using hand-painted natural yarns. The yarns individual beauty emerges as the artisan blends color making each skein different! Huasco Sock is a playful handpainted 75% superwash merino wool 25% polyamide with speckles and splashes of color.
The cowl is knit in a simple 20 row lace repeat great for knitters wanting to give lace work a try. With extra yarn left over after completing the repeat 4 times L & B went ahead and added an extra 3 repeats for a total of 140 rows! To take a look at the pattern just click here.
Faded Hues by L & B Yarn Co. is a brightly striped cowl that you can wear with every color. Rialto Luxury Sock by Debbie Bliss is a soft blend of superwash wool and polyamide. The yarn is spun using a new multicolor injection technique for bright beautiful stripes. L & B added alternating rows between two balls of yarn creating even more color dimension.
The pattern is fast, simple, and fun for knitters at any level because of how the colors present themselves. Wear this cowl long or wrap it up around your neck twice for extra warmth! To take a look at it just click here!