NEW PATTERN: CABIN ROSE COWL

OK, October… enough with you!

I spent what felt like the entire month on the sofa knitting away on various new designs, unable to share many of them until now. But oh baby am I sharing! I’m so excited to be sharing today’s new release, designed in collaboration with Blue Moon Fiber Art’s Plushy - a super squishy heavy worsted weight superwash merino that feels like a hug when it’s around your neck!

CABIN ROSE COWL

This luscious no-so-little cowl checks a lot of boxes for me as a rather picky knitwear wearer. It’s heavy so it feels like it’s doing it’s job of giving me some warmth. It’s tapered so it’s sits non-fussily around my neck and creates a collar-like look. AND?! It’s mostly stockinette in the round which is definitely my jam.

Now through Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST (oh yeah, you’ve got 5 days to get your savings on), you can save 10% at checkout here on my website, or over on Ravelry using code CABINROSE at checkout. And what’s more? When you purchase the pattern on Ravelry, you’ll receive a discount code to use on the yarn. WHAT?! YES! Tina is amazing (she’s the owner and creative spirit behind BMFA) and has generously offered a discount on a skein of Plushy to make this delightful cowl when you purchase a copy of this pattern.**

**Caveat about this yarn discount: it can only be applied to the yarn order at the time of purchase - there is no post-purchase request for the discount on the yarn so please be sure to have the code ready at checkout!

Here’s the details about this cowl to get you going:


THE STORY

My favorite style of cowl is a tapered cowl that slouches comfortably for a nice warm pile of wool around my neck, but also flares out a bit for a collar-effect. This cowl checks all those boxes - and looks lovely, to boot!

MATERIALS

  • Blue Moon Fiber Arts Plushy (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino; approx. 330 yds/ 301 m per 270 g / 9.5 oz skein), 1 skein: ‘Figgy Pudding’; OR 330 yds of heavy worsted / light aran weight yarn

  • US 8 (5 mm) 16, 24 and 32” / 40, 60 and 80 cm circular needles (see Notes)

  • Fixed stitch markers (15; 1 distinct for BOR M)

  • Locking stitch marker (1, optional)

  • Row counter (optional)

  • Cable needle

  • Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE

  • 22” / 56 cm neck circumference

  • 34“ / 86.5 cm shoulder circumference

  • 12.5” / 31.5 cm tall

PROJECT GAUGE

17 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm over stockinette in the round (unstretched), taken after blocking

NOTES

  • This cowl is worked in the round from the top-down, with increases worked at even intervals to create the tapered shape.

  • Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the cowl. Charted instructions are provided for the Cowl Body.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

  • Note that the length of needle cable used will change as you work the cowl. The shortest, 16” / 40 cm length, was used for the cast on, the Top Band and the first section before the first set of increases is worked. The longer cables were used as the circumference of the cowl increased. Use the length that feels most comfortable.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Save on the pattern. Save on the yarn. Make a ton of gifts for your loved ones for this upcoming holiday season and just ROCK YOUR CABIN ROSE!

THERE'S A NEW KID IN THE FLOCK!

POST UPDATE:

I have received notice from a couple of people that they are struggling to leave messages on this blog post. I honestly don’t know why! But if you are struggling, please just leave the required information on the Instagram post and we’ll make sure to count you in for the giveaway!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’re likely well aware that my Biffle, Heather, is the owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns. What you may NOT be aware of is that she’s just added a new line of yarn to her “flock” of already adorbable yarns!

Meet Fluffy Fingering!

Fluffy Fingering is the new little sister to all of Heather’s other yarns. Did you know: when I met Heather she had just 10 colors of Wooly Worsted? Yep… and that’s all it took for me to fall in love with her yarns. Since then she’s added 15 (FIFTEEEN!!!!!) new colors to the Wooly Worsted line and has expanded to have 4 different weights of yarn, all of them a bouncy, saturated, soft-as-anything superwash merino: Fluffy Fingering (beginning to ship pre-orders now!), Ewe So Sporty, Wooly Worsted (her flagship line) and, lest we forget, the sweetest name: Baa Baa Bulky.


So - what do I think?

It’s always hard to be un-biased when it comes to talking about your besties products but I gotta say: I FREAKING LOVE FLUFFY FINGERING!

I’m an avid sock knitter and definitely have an opinion about sock yarns. While I was knitting up a new design (socks… of course!) using Fluffy Fingering, I couldn’t stop rubbing my thumb and forefinger over the sole of the sock. It felt like satin! It’s so soft and yet so spring-y. And don’t even get me started on the stitch definition and depth of colors that Heather has chosen for her yarns! I mean - I COULD start but we’d be here all day.

Want an inside peek at our chats about her yarn? This is a screenshot of our conversation when I shared an in-progress photo of my latest design with her:

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So… yeah, I guess that kind of speaks for itself, right?

Are you curious what colors Heather chose for her new Fluffy Fingering line? Pffft…. you know I’m gonna show you! If you’re already familiar with Heather’s colors, you’re going to notice a few schnazzy new additions to this palette!

The Red Velvet and the Citrus Pop absolutely SLAY me! Aquamarine will always have my heart and that Forest Fern? C'mon… it just makes me think of being in a cabin in the woods with my knitting and a roaring fire (and maybe a dram of Whisky!).

Let’s Talk Designs!

When a new yarn line comes out, I love to see what the maker of that yarn envisions being done with it. With the launch of Fluffy Fingering, Heather has collaborated with me and others to break out 7 new designs, all releasing soon! She’s got:

  • 2 pairs of socks

  • A shawl

  • A sweater (pullover)

  • A hat

  • Fingerless mitts, and,

  • the cutest little lacey kerchief you ever did see!

I’ve convinced Heather to let me share a shot of one of my newest sock designs I collaborated with her on: Stripe It To Me uses 2 skeins of the main color and 1 skein of a counter color. I want to see this knit up in ALL the combinations but LOVE this duo of Wheat, a tried and true neutral, and Iris Blossom, one of the brand new colors on the line! Those. Stripes. THO! I die!

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ITS’ GIVEAWAY TIME!

If you’re already an avid fan of Ewe Ewe Yarns (‘cuz if you’ve tried it, I suspect you are) then you’ll be psyched to enter this giveaway. If you’re totally NEW to Ewe Ewe Yarns this is a great way to win a chance to try her newest yarn line AND get a free pattern!

This giveaway is going to run concurrently on Instagram and here on the blog. There are some rules to enter so here we go:

  1. Follow me, @notsorryknitter, on Instagram.

  2. Follow Heather, @eweeweyarns, on Instagram.

  3. Leave a comment below with your Instagram and Ravelry usernames along with which 2 colors of Heather’s new Fluffy Fingering you’d like to use to make these Stripe It To Me socks

  4. Go tag a friend on the Instagram post linked here:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BnopaT4nQu4/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
    The more friends you tag, the more entries you get!

  5. No, you don’t have to repost anything, though if you want to, you’ll get an extra entry into the drawing!

I’ll be announcing a winner on Instagram Live next Wednesday, September 19th around 2pm PST so be sure to check it out!

Happy knitting, my lovelies! <3