This pattern has been written and photographed for nearly a year. The final part that took so long to finish–the layout. Why? WHO KNOWS. Let’s just say, I work well under pressure. I spend a lot of time writing, knitting, editing, and preparing patterns for publishing under deadlines, so when it comes to publishing my own patterns–which don’t have deadlines–it can be hard for me to finish those final steps to getting them done.
Finally, I’m excited to share with you the Perspective Cowl! Named after the lovely gradient kits put together by Mountain Colors, these kits include 5 mini skeins of yarn in gradient colorways. I really like the mini skeins as opposed to the more common skeins of yarn that shift colors because this means you get to control where the color changes happen–and they don’t have to be abrupt unless you want them to be. Personally, I prefer more subtle color changes, so this pattern combines stripes and textures to shift from one color to the next.
I knit mine in the Pale Sage/Moss Blue colorway, and I’m in love with the finished cowl! The colors are available in three weights from Mountain Colors, Crazyfoot (fingering weight), River Wash Sport (sport weight), and Twizzle (worsted weight) which is what I used. The combination of silk and merino means that even for my very sensitive neck this is totally wearable right next to the skin, and the silk gives it a lovely drape that’s just perfect for a cowl.
Coupon Code & Giveaway!
Now through the end of April (to be specific 11:59 pm EST on April 30, 2015), receive 25% off your purchase of the Perspective Cowl with the coupon code: PERSPECTIVE. If you purchase the pattern during the sale period you’ll also be entered to win a Twizzle kit to make your very own Perspective Cowl! (You must purchase the pattern through Ravelry, and I’ll contact the winner through Ravelry. Winner will be chosen at random in May.)