Getting back to knitwear on fully clothed people, here’s how my State Street Cowl turned out — sorry it’s taken me so long to get it photographed. I’ve literally worn it every day since I blocked it; it’s a cold studio dweller’s best friend. You may recall I made mine more voluminous than the pattern called for, with additional repeats in both directions, and as a result it’s the cowl I’ve been longing for. The heft, the drape, the texture — it’s a dream. This is Quince and Co’s Puffin wool in Frank’s Plum, which is a more subdued and moody plum than the photo suggests.
A bunch of people have told me (here, in Ravmail, in 3D) they were casting on for this and I’d still and always love to see your FOs. The original knitalong thread is right here. And there are a couple more pics of mine on Ravelry, if you’re interested.
In other news, a few Elsewheres:
— Interesting: Pam Peterson uncovers the surprisingly brief history of the iconic Icelandic sweater.
— Drool-inducing: Also part of Design Sponge’s knitting series, studio tour and profile of Jared Flood and Brooklyn Tweed.
— Fascinating: The back story and whereabouts of Sally Fox and her naturally colored cotton plants. (I had some Foxfibre towels in the ’90s but never knew this much about it all. Now I want to know even more.)
— New: Blue Sky Alpacas’ three Roaring ’20s-inspired wraps (knit and crochet); Quince and Co’s first crochet collection, by Rebecca Velasquez (of Haiku fame); Kelbourne Woolens’ eleven most popular designs from their first five years in business.
Thanks to Leigh for snapping the cowl pic for me.