Here’s a cowl that I wear all the time. I was not a believer in cowls for a long time. I know crazy right? Well that changed big time when I started wearing this one. In the summer no less. Really. I do live in Maine remember. As nutty as it seems, towards the end of a day spent wearing tank tops, if I felt a slight dip in the temperature, but it was still too hot for sleeves, I’d put on this baby and feel perfect. And who doesn’t want to feel like that?
I designed it for Vogue Knitting Destination Experience – Camden Maine as a quick knit that serves as simple introduction to stranded colorwork. We used Organic Washable Wool DK from local yarn company Swan’s Island. It is astonishingly soft, no worries about wearing it next to sensitive skin. It almost feels like cotton. So there you go – an excellent choice to knit during Wovember, for those who think they don’t like wool.
Another thing I had reservations about with a stranded colorwork cowl was the idea of a “right side” and a “wrong side”. But truly, on the Camden Cowl, the inside is just as pretty as the outside
The color range of Swan’s Island Washable Wool Collection, created my friend Dyemaster Jackie Ottino Graf, is subtle and gorgeous, you can choose almost any two and have success with this graphic knit.
So go for it! Now that it’s really winter in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere – you’ve got good reason. And if you’re down-under, come on up for a visit, we’ll go around the corner for coffee and knit a little.