Friday, November 13, 2015

Hoxey Cowl

Interweave Knits Winter 2016 is now out, and I am extremely excited because it features my Hoxey Cowl!


http://www.knittingdaily.com/knitting-patterns/scarf-and-cowl-knitting-patterns/hoxey-cowl/


I designed this cowl specifically with Plymouth Yarn's Baby Alpaca Grande in mind. For starters, I wanted something warm and cozy. In my opinion, you can't get warmer or cozier (or cuter) than baby alpaca. Secondly, Plymouth yarn offers a hand-dyed version of this yarn, which is just gorgeous. In each hand dyed skein, there is an array of colors that change rather quickly. In order to let each color speak, I alternated stitches with the natural color. I also added a little texture to make the hand dyed yarn really pop out. This bulky cowl is designed to be long enough that also can be extended beyond the neck to cover parts of the face and ears when its bitter cold outside. It's fair to say that last winter definitely played a big role in the design.

For experienced knitters, this bulky cowl is fast and easy for holiday knitting. For those new to color work, this is a great starting pattern for getting the hang of stranded knitting with bit of a twist. 

4 comments:

  1. Love the pattern and the yarn! I'm just getting started and have a question...when working round 2 or 4 with the CC purl stitch, should I carry the purl yarn in front throughout, or should I be moving it back to the back before doing the MC k1? In other words, do I need to carry the 2 strands together between the needles throughout?
    THanks! Can't wait to finish this!

    ReplyDelete
  2. how on earth did you alternate stitches and colors using the aio loom
    please advise love this and bought pattern now wondering how to knit on the aio loom.
    regards one armedknitter.

    ReplyDelete
  3. how on earth did you alternate stitches and colors using the aio loom
    please advise love this and bought pattern now wondering how to knit on the aio loom.
    regards one armedknitter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Maureen, I did not use a loom to make this, and unfortunately I am not a loom knitter :/ I'm sorry to say that means I don't think I can be much help. But perhaps you can check out this blogpost for help (https://adventuresinloomknitting.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/loom-knit-hoxey-cowl/) or reach out to RoundRabbit on ravelry. Nancy's loom knit version came out amazing.

      Delete