Pattern: Kidsilk Stripe Cowl

Fig 1: Kidsilk Stripe Cowl, short version

I’ve fallen back in love with Kidsilk Haze.  I’ve had an off / on relationship with this  blend of silk and  mohair for years. I go through phases, I love it’s softness, But my sensitive skin occasionally complains it’s too fuzzy. So,I had to try this new addition to the Rowan range.  The yarn is exceptionally soft, fluffy and warm. I spent hours swatching and trying out the yarn with different sizes of hook and needles. eventually I came up with this simple design which I think does the color changes justice – and is much quicker to knit up than the free scarf pattern on the ball band. I think it strikes just the right note between fun and sophistication. From start to finish it took me 2 afternoons, suitable for a beginner you could easily make it in a weekend. In fact, it’s the ideal project for a new knitter or the perfect telly project! I wore it all day to work on Thursday, with no sensitivity to the fibres and so I’m back in love with Kidsilk Haze. Fortunately I have plenty in my stash and so a pair of long, fingerless gloves are on the needles as I write!

Fig 2: Kidsilk Stripe Cowl, long version

 

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  1. heikeknits

     /  November 4, 2011

    Lovely Cowl and thank you for sharing your pattern with the world :) The scrappy scarf looks very much like my ‘Heike’s Tweed’ scarf which is my pattern for “Design your own scarf” workshop. I usually suggest Felted Tweed for it as it is so super soft. Hx

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  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  November 4, 2011

    Your scarf sounds lovely. The Scrappy Scarf is currently very popular at Fibre & Clay Knit group because it uses up all your sock yarn scraps, there are some lovely projects on Rav. Good to see you have so many classes coming up, I hope they all go well for you :)

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  3. This is so beautiful – gorgeous. I will definitely put this in my to do list – have a lovely weekend x

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  4. Some years ago I did the free scarf pattern ……. it stretched and stretched! I reblocked it – and it just kept stretching, so I frogged it, and haven’t done anything with the yarn, so I may just try this pattern!! Anne x

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  5. Ali

     /  November 5, 2011

    OOOh Tracey…..your cowls do look so soft and silky. The colours are beautiful so autumnal!
    Really cool pattern too – there’s no end to your talents!
    Ali x

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