June 26, 2011
So, I was pretty delayed in mentioning this quick knit on my blog. Silly really, since it was the May Project of the Month for Rosie’s Yarn Cellar and it is now…almost July. Oh well. Never too late.
The Textured Tartan Cowl is one of my favorite recent knits. I used 2 skeins of Mountain Meadow Wool Wyoming Natural Cody in dark gray, on size 4 needles. The pattern is a simple knit/purl pattern, resulting in an all over tartan pattern that is subtle, in this all natural yarn, or can really pop in a sport weight with great stitch definition.
The cowl is a double wrap cowl, knit in the round, yielding a size of approximately 52 inches around and 7 inches tall. Of course, it can be modified to be taller or longer or shorter or more shallow, depending on how many repeats of the chart you decide to do.
Designed as a unisex cowl, it’s a great quick knit for the man or woman in your life who needs a cowl that pays in homage to those who wore tartans before us, whether they be on the hills of Scotland, the streets of London, or a club in Seattle. Anyone who knows me well knows that Pearl Jam is my all time favorite band and anyone who went to high school with me remembers my long time love of plaid. It seemed fitting to pull this love into my knitting life as well.
You can queue up the pattern on Ravelry or download the free pdf here!