Since writing my first Cowlicious post, I’ve finished my Baileys trellis cowl, which I’ve now officially named the: ‘ Baileys Quilted Lattice Cowl’ 🙂 It is super, super soft and squishy and I love how it worked up with Malabrigo Worsted Merino, which is my go to yarn for cowls. I especially love how the trellis strands look with the yarn’s single ply construction – so perfectly chunky and lofty, which you can see in this close up:
I’m now writing up the pattern, which I’m going to make available on Ravelry. This will be my second pattern since registering for a designer’s account – get me! I’ve been absolutely blown away by how much interest there’s been in my first pattern, which I offered free. The pattern for my Reversible Chevron Scarf was uploaded on 5th November and, so far, it has been favourited 447 times and downloaded 1,028 times – wow! If you want to add to that number, you can download it here.
I’ve made a lot of progress on my yellow shaded tweed stitch cowl too, which now also has an official name: ‘Shaded English Rose Tweed Cowl’. Here it is at the point where I’d just begun the 3rd and penultimate section:
I’ve now finished knitting, have grafted the two ends together and I’m feeling very happy with it. Can’t wait to see how it looks when I’ve worked in all the loose yarn ends and it’s on the model form! I’m also planning to write up a pattern for this one, but would like to get it test knit before I publish it, so if anyone out there reading this would like the pattern for free so that they can road test it for me, please get in touch!
As usually seems to happen with me, while working on this shaded cowl, I had an idea for another cowl, inspired by this beautiful Versace dress:
I had to immediately give way to my instincts and find and order the yarn I’d need to make what was in my head. I couldn’t find the colours I wanted in my favourite Malabrigo cowl yarn, so went for Rowan’s Creative Focus Worsted (blend of 75% wool and 25% alpaca), which I’ve worked with before and know I like:
The silver thread is to add into the grey section only, to imitate the rhinestones on the waist of the Versace dress. Soon, my precious, soon…