Formerly top-secret, this declassified release of CIA Cowl invites everyone to knit up their own code combination! Knit the base cowl, then choose coding materials like I-cord, crochet chain, or ribbon to connect the dots in your own personal secret code. With over a million combinations it is up to you to decide, will you blend in or stand out in your CIA Cowl?
Knit your fondest vacation memories with your favorite travel yarn into a funky Shabby Chic summer cowl. The feminine and eclectic stitch combination creates a wow FO from just a handful of common techniques. Celebrate the beauty of your stitches as you weave the end knot through the slits for a style uniquely you while your mind wanders back through sweet dreams of times past. The tech edited and test knit easy level pattern is fully written and fully charted with a how-to bind off and cast on tutorial available on the Knit Eco Chic blog. $6.75
Be daring in the details with Obverse cowl. Unisex in function, creative in design, with your added touch, let your personality shine. Beautiful off the needles as a two-colored FO or splurge on afterthoughts applying bobbles or I-cords for show.
Fun and fresh, Brightwater sets the mood for your day whether knitting the cowl or wearing it. The vibrant streets of New York intertwine with cool mountain spring water fusing the hustle with the hush. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written and charted directions. $6.75
Whether careening down black diamonds, shredding fresh powder on a snowboard, zipping over moguls on downhill skis, creating your own trail backcountry on cross country skis, or enjoying the fastest way down via zipline, Zipline is your go-to accessory! From sun up to sun down, this extreme winter sports inspired design keeps you covered from a snood in the early am, to a cowl when the sun shines off the white snow, to an emergency hat for one last run when the sun is setting the temperatures are going with it. The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions and a chart of the textured pattern repeat. $6.75
Five sections, six stitch cables, US 7 and US 8 knitting needles combine to make one Great Dane approved dance happy cowl! Need I say more?
Triangles and parallelograms transform leftover linen yarn into a uniquely constructed shape shifting cowl that keeps the little grey cells engaged while actually being a simple knit. Pitch Cowl harkens to baseball stripes, geometry love, and bias construction, with just a touch of elegance in the top running edging.
Do you dread swatching? What about the agony of swatching in the round? Pure waste of precious knitting time, right? Not with this design! With the aim of upcycling, I designed this cowl from the prerequisite in the round swatch of an upcoming sweater design. The large section of St st and Design Pattern enable accurate gauge gathering, while the unique tie transforms the swatch in the round to a unique wearable cowl! With transformative design, swatching need no longer be a drudgery, but rather a reason to exclaim “happy knitting”! The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions and a chart. $6.50
Soar on the wings of an eagle! As I watched the eagles soar in the vast expanse between the two mountain peaks outside my window, I reflected on Isaiah 40. Using cables and color work, Thermal Lift cowl mirrors the subtle “V” of an extended eagle’s wings while it ascends thermal lifts. The solid background accents the elegant grace of an eagle in flight. Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
Twisting along the Appalachian Trail and passing not far from my home, the invisible line known as the Eastern Continental Divide diverts waters on the East to the Atlantic Ocean and on the West to the Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Continental Divide cowl mimics the incredible path a single drop of water travels upon falling either on the right or the left of the apex. Everything about this design is local – cotton grown and kettle dyed with eco dyes in Virginia, yarn purchased at my LYS in Black Mountain, NC, inspired by the Eastern Continental Divide and knit in my home close by it. To complete the local lovin’, the photo shoot took place just off the Blue Ridge …