I am pretty much a seasonal knitter. I kind of lose interest over the summer when the idea of touching wool seems so unappealing. However, once the first touch of crispness shows up in the air, I seem to be immediately interested in knitting again. This Tweed Stitch Cowl from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is the perfect “bridge” garment between the seasons. It’s a short cowl that hangs like a necklace and is perfect for wearing when the weather is too cool to go out just in a t-shirt, but wearing a long sleeve shirt would be too warm. It’s also a great pattern for fancy, expensive, show-off yarn too, like the Beaded Mohair and Sequins yarn from Artyarns that I used. The beads and sequins really give the cowl a nice weight as well as a sparkle and its comfortable to wear as the yarn also has some silk in it. It would also be a great project for a newbie knitter as the pattern is very simple and knits up pretty quickly.
Note: For those of you who have asked – there isn’t an online link for this pattern as it is a “Shop Pattern” and has not been formally published. You can contact them and they will mail or e-mail you a copy of the pattern. The pattern is free if you purchase yarn and $3 for just the pattern. Their phone number is 206-780-2686 and the pattern name is “Tweed Stitch Cowl”.