Monday, March 31, 2014

Pattern Release: Salt Creek Cowl


At long last, I'm happy to announce that the Salt Creek Cowl is available for purchase on Ravelry! This cowl has become a cold-weather staple in my wardrobe - worked in just one skein of buttery-soft alpaca, it's a quick knit and a slouchy, warm little thing, perfect for tucking into your jacket on a chilly morning.

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I was originally inspired by the yarn, Juniper Moon Farm Herriot, for its incredible hand and lovely natural shades. When I saw that they had introduced a selection of soft, sophisticated colors to the Herriot lineup, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to knit up another sample for Lumberjack in a warm green. I enjoy the challenge of designing pieces that appeal to all genders, and I'm super happy with the Salt Creek Cowl in this area - the softness of the yarn is balanced by the lines of the design, which lends itself nicely to a variety of personal styles.

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To that end, I couldn't leave out Sparklepants - she's been on a grey kick lately, so I knit one up for her in a deep charcoal color. We have very different styles usually, but for fun we switched it up a bit for this photoshoot - she was wearing a Cory outfit (blouse, cozy sweater with sweet details, vintage skirt, ) and I was wearing a Melody outfit (draped top, skinny jeans, combat boots). It was a windy, bright day yesterday, and we had so much fun taking photos after getting some brunch and walking through the farmers market!

So there you have it! I hope you enjoy knitting this one as much as I enjoyed designing it.


Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Herriot, 1 skein each cowl - shown in Travertine (light grey), Moss (green) and Charcoal (dark grey).

Recommended Needles: Size 8 US (5 mm) 16" circulars.

Pattern Details: Salt Creek Cowl, available for $4 on Ravelry. Pattern is both written and charted. Additional information about gauge, yarn substitution, etc. is also listed on Ravelry.

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