In case you were wondering what you were going to do this weekend, I’ve got you covered. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the Linto Creek Cowl, now available on Ravelry for $5.00 USD.
I seriously loved this cowl from the very beginning. The silk-yak yarn was just so dreamy to work with. This is easily my favorite cowl I have ever knit, mostly because it behaves itself. Plus it was easy. I don’t like finicky. Or messy. I knit to relax. This cowl has been drama-free ever since it came off my needles.
This is a simple knit-purl pattern. No cabling.
YOU CAN DO THIS.
Oh, and did I mention it’s knit in the round? Well, it is. No seaming, either.
I loved working with Lang Asia, a yak-silk blend. This was one of the few times I have strayed from wool. What can I say, I am sheep (or occasionally alpaca) loyalist.
The Linto Creek Cowl has been knit by a lovely cadre of test knitters. Many of them substituted yarns of the wool variety and seemed pleased with the results. (Check out their fabulous cowls over on the Project page.)
This is one of those patterns that will always work. Just grab some fingering weight yarn from your stash and go. The cowl can be worn long or looped twice for the cozy-snug effect. (It was HOT during our photo shoot, so we stuck with Loop Once.) Many thanks to the lovely and talented Anna for modeling!I really loved this mock cable stitch. It had so much depth. We’re talking yarn topography for miles. The hills. The valleys. So much going on.
(Did I mention the whole yak-silk combo was INSANELY soft?)
So…if you are wondering what to cast on for the Olympic Knitathon or Ravellenic games, this is your knit. Think of it as fate.
The Linto Creek Cowl can be found here on Ravelry. Enjoy!