Would you like a new pattern? Yes? OK then, read on…
Twice a year, I head up to Stylecraft’s mill in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, with the other Blogstars. In between gossip, trips out, wine, and knitting, we get to see the new yarns that Stylecraft will launch over the coming months. (Did I mention the brutally tough, lonely, life of a knit-blogger?) Back in February when we last visited, the yarn that caught our attention the most was Linen Drape, the DK-weight linen-viscose blend that I mentioned in my last blog post. (This yarn is now available to buy – hurrah!)
I knew that I very much wanted to design something in this gorgeous yarn, but it took me a while to decide what. Eventually, I came up with this. I’ve named it ‘The Wandering Cowl’, because the pattern meanders round and round, forever. You could go quite mad following its twists and turns towards infinity, which was not really the result I intended, but hey.
The yarn is so drapey that it feels like a hug when it’s lying on your shoulders. Also, the stitch definition is fantastic:-
This cowl is perfect for spring and autumn, as the yarn is not as warm as woollen-based fibres.
(This might be my shortest, least humorous blog post ever.)