1.23.2011

Cream and Sugar Cowl


I'm happy to introduce you to the newest addition to the Never Not Knitting pattern collection.
The Cream and Sugar Cowl is now available for purchase.


This is a cozy and lightweight cowl ideal for transitional seasons such as spring and autumn. 
This cowl is made up of big, fat cables knit out of fingering weight yarn, 
so the resulting fabric is quite squishy and stretchy. 
I think it's a great application for that special sock-weight yarn that we all have in our stash. So many of us collect skein after skein of sock yarn while lacking the desire to knit the accompanying number of socks. Well.. maybe that is just me. :)



Cowls are such a nice "no-fuss" accessory. I just love that quality in cowls. Not a big unruly scarf to deal with, just a nice simple piece to slip over your head for that extra layer of warmth and style.


The yarn I used for this cowl was Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Ginger colorway. 
This color is so cozy and inviting with its rich caramely color and subtle variations. 
It reminds me of the color of coffee or tea when you add cream.. and sugar.
If this yarn was a food. I would eat it. 

I have to say that I really enjoyed knitting this cowl. The pattern is simple and easy enough to knit that it went very quickly. Also, I think that this cowl is very flattering. I've designed it so that the bottom is slightly wider than the top. That way it lays well on your shoulders and frames the face nicely.


Here is the pattern information for those of you who are interested in knitting up a Cream and Sugar Cowl of your very own:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Width: approx 15”/ 38cm around on the top, approx 20”/ 51cm around on the bottom unstretched. 
Length: approx 9”/ 23 cm.

MATERIALS 
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 395 yd/361m per 114 gram skein; color: Ginger; 1 skein or approx 350 yd/ 320m of a fingering weight wool or wool blend.

Alternate Yarns: Malabrigo Sock, Becoming Art Dulche Light Fingering, Madelinetosh Prairie, The Fibre Company Road to China Light
1 16” US5/ 3.75mm circular needle 
1 stitch marker 
Cable needle 
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
24 sts/ 28 rows = 4" / 10cm in Stockinette st on US5 / 3.75mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.







Thank you to Julie Crawford of www.knittedbliss.com for being such a beautiful model and to her husband for the excellent photography.

I hope that all of you enjoy the pattern! Happy knitting!

This pattern is now available in French. Please click here to purchase the French translation. 







39 comments:

Ann said...

I LOVE your beautiful patterns Alana. I almost want to collect them just to look at them.... the gorgeous knittedness is almost a bonus! ;o)

CU@5 said...

These are really beautiful pictures, and of course the cowl!

Nic said...

Wow! Pattern, model, everything!

Northern Girl Knits said...

That is a DIVINE pattern, and the color is perfect!! And what a beautiful model!

Sara said...

Gorgeous!!!! You do great work.

Olivia john said...

Wow your work is very beautyiful
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KnittingBetsy said...

Great new pattern - I love cowls - and so beautiful photos!
I'm a big fan of your work

Greetings from Germany,
Betsy

Suzanne said...

Love those cables! It's a beautiful pattern, Alana.

Karen said...

What a beauty. The cablework is stunning. Looks like a really fun pattern too.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful cowl! And the photos are fabulous!

Denise said...

Beautiful! As is the model :) I love knitting cowls, this one looks so sophisticated - love it.

CeRae said...

So pretty!! I'm really liking those wide cables - it looks so squooshy and soft. :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful Cowl! LOVE!
Beautiful Pictures!
Beautiful Model!

I love the colors you use for all your designs. You just have an eye for the perfect yarn for the perfect design! :D

Ariane said...

Gorgeous!
Already in my What's Hot on ravelry listing!

Tanis said...

Another great pattern! I love the warm colours you chose to knit your samples in, they always look so cozy. And of course, Julie can make just anything look fabulous!

Judi A. said...

The cowl is beautiful and I love that it's done in a lighter weight yarn. Don't often need the chunky weight down here in the South.
Gorgeous model and photography!

yodafatkitty said...

Wow, is that ever stunning with your hair color!
I really like the drape of this.
I may have to squeeze this one in, lol.

Ilana H said...

This is one of the most stylish cowls I've seen. As always beautifuly photographed. Well done !

ilana

yummyyarnstudio said...

Stunning! Can't wait to listen to your podcast as well.

Sam - The Yummy Yarns Studio Wench

Roslyn said...

Beautiful

Heather Pranitis said...
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Heather Pranitis said...

I love this cowl! However, this pattern is a bit advanced for my current knitting skills... One day. And what a beautiful model!

MoxieDot said...

Looks great! Thank you so much for all the time you spend on making such a great product and wonderful podcast!

Jelly Wares said...

Oh Alana, this is just gorgeous!!!

I can't wait to whip one up for myself...

Jodie :)

Veer - glasjuwelen en andere creaties said...

How nice this cowl ! Also beautiful pictures and a what a handsome model !

april said...

Your model is beautiful, your cowl is beautiful, your pattern pages are beautiful, and the yarn, too!
Love it all!

Jane Richmond said...

It's gorgeous Alana, and I love, love, love the colour.

nnvillan said...

This pattern is truly lovely! Great work.

Jenny said...

OMG. Gorgeous color and gorgeous photos as usual! That is a terrific pattern and will make great Christmas gifts for this year!

Lilly said...

very nice cowl and the yarn you've chosen is wonderful!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The cowl is gorgeous!

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Kristen said...

What a beautiful cowl. I love that kind of cable, I think it's one of the prettiest. Beautiful pictures and model too.

L. P. said...

One of my knitting goals in 2011 is to knit some cowls. Your could easily be the one, and I love the color palettes that have been all your work lately, the beret, the oak gloves.....wonderful

Carol said...

This is the perfect matching of model with subject. Her beautiful coloring was such a complement to the gorgeous colors and styling of the cowl. What a completely lovely pairing!

Lucy said...

This is beautiful!

Ruby said...

I love this cowl pattern. And the test knits in different yarns, go to show this is truly an adaptable pattern.

Sockenmaus said...

I have it ready...

cherylann said...

Hi Alana:

I just found your podcast - and when looking at your blog, i found that I had already 'met' you when I purchased this cowl pattern last year - perhaps thru Ravelry.. I loved making this cowl - just challenging enough to keep my interest and not too long. I love wearing it. Your pattern gets an A+ from me.

Cherylann

Emma said...

I'm considering whipping up a batch of these for my mom and sisters for xmas this year and I want to get started soon! This may be a stupid question, but does this require more than one skein?