A Cowl to Gift

I live in the middle of nowhere. Rural. Remote. An hour’s drive to a respectable grocery store.

More on this another day.

Thankfully our small mountain town is home to lots of other young families, and I have been fortunate to meet other new moms with children similar in age to my own dear son. We rendezvous at the park from time to time and watch the kids play. We bring picnic snacks for the kiddos and, sometimes, champagne for the mamas.

Because what is a play date without champagne?

I knew you would understand.

One of these mamas had a birthday the other day. I love gifting my hand knits to my special girlfriends for birthdays and other special occasions. My Twist Cowl prototype seemed like just the right fit. I am still working on a final version of the pattern with edges that don’t curl quite so much (a pet peeve of mine), but the prototype offers a sneak peak of the overall look. The pattern is themed after my Twist Shawl pattern.

Knitting March 15 006

For the most part, I adore this new cowl pattern. Simple yet graceful. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light is one of my absolute favorite yarns. So soft and buttery. This particular cowl is in the Golden Hickory colorway.

Knitting March 15 001

Stay tuned for the final pattern later this spring.

Many thanks to the birthday girl for being such a super fabulous cowl model.

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