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January 7, 2019

Fretwork Cowl Pattern

Knitting

Winter knitting in Michigan continues, this time with the quick knitting Fretwork Cowl Pattern by Brooklyn Tweed.

Pattern

After I completed my Skiff Hat, I knew I wanted to tackle another woolen project that would not only keep me warm but also coordinate well together. What intrigued me about this pattern was the “mock cables” cleverly drafted by a repeating combination of 3 stitches. The result is a fabulous pattern with a luxuary look.

Yarn

I chose Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry yarn which the pattern calls for. This chunky weight wool yarn is warm and provides a structured feel to the project. At first, I wasn’t sure about this combination of attributes for a slouchy cowl, but now that its completed I love the look and feel. I went for the Moonstone color-way, which looked closest to my hat yarn (Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter in Snowbound).

Knitting

The coolest thing about this pattern is the simple use of smaller needles to provide the shaping. After the ribbing and original stitch pattern, smaller needles are used to produce a shapely “funnel” that is both interesting to look at and great to wear as the smaller opening keeps your neck warm. The knitting of this project was fast and straightforward, perfect for doing in front of the fire during our long Michigan evenings.


What about you? Have you knit this pattern yet and what do you think of it? Please leave a comment and let me know.



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