I’ll be honest. I am devastated that summer is coming to end. I truly am. I love the heat. The sun. The swimming. All the light that never seems to end.
And then there’s fall. Which has its own positive attributes. Pretty leaves. Pumpkin scented candles. Golden tinted light.
My new Bayland Cowl reminds me of fall. It’s not just the seasonal colorway–it’s the thickness from the worsted weight. It’s about preparation for cool mornings. Hikes through the redwood forest. Walks around the bay at dusk. Layers.It’s been an adjustment moving back to the coast this past year. It’s so, well, coastal. The weather is different. The light is different. Everything just smells different. It’s cold when it should be hot.
And there’s water and wind everywhere.
So many boats.
Did I mention my house is covered in beach sand?
I guess things could be worse.
This cowl is all about the bay. That unique ecosystem that bridges the gap between the Pacific and inland rivers. It makes me thinks of mudflats and salt marsh. Oysters and salmon. Egrets everywhere.
The Bayland Cowl is knit in the round with worsted weight yarn. Wear it long or loop it for warmth. The stitch pattern is easy–it’s all a balance of knits and purls with some slipped stitches thrown in the mix.
I worked up this cowl in Spincycle Independence. It was my first time working with their yarn, and I really loved the handspun look of the their yarn, even though it’s not actually hand spun. Plus, the company has an awesome ethic that I couldn’t’ support more.
The Bayland Cowl is available on Ravelry for $6 USD. As with all my contemporary patterns, the design has been reviewed by a tech editor. It has also been test knit by a remarkable group of volunteers, to whom I am indebted.