Fenceline Cowl

The Fenceline Cowl pattern is a simple, drapey cowl that can be made with one skein of fingering weight yarn.  It’s a great beginner project as well as one that can be used for social knitting because of it’s simplicity.  The pattern features increases near the bottom of the cowl to enhance the drape.  It’s also a nice pattern for that unique, hand dyed skein you’re not sure what to do with.

There are a few ways you customize the pattern.  

  • You can use more yarn and make the cowl taller so it stacks on top of itself
  • You don’t have to make the increases.
  • You can use multiple colors for each repeat thus allowing you to use all your leftover yarns — a great stash buster!
  • Cast on more stitches to make it longer if you want to twist and double it up around your neck

I’ve dyed a variety of yarns that will stripe when knit in the round as shown in the left-hand photo which uses Dusty Sugar Plum. The right-hand photo uses Cathedral, a beautiful tonal yarn reminiscent of light coming through stained glass windows.

Colorways that will stripe when using this pattern

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New yarns in Etsy store

Hey, true to my tagline of “Uniquely bold hand-dyed yarns”, I’ve added two new yarns to my Etsy store.

First we have “Cherry Bomb“, which is a dip-dyed yarn of cherry red and gray dyes.  This would be great for folks that like Ohio State, Chicago Bulls, Boston Red Sox, etc.

 

Do you love bright colors?  Ever use a highlighter?  Well, this yarn is for you.  I’m not sure if you can have a brighter, more vivid yarn.

 

As with all my yarns and bright colors, I take care to wash and rinse my yarn to ensure it won’t bleed.

For either yarn, I would suggest my Fenceline cowl pattern, it’s a very easy knit and great for social knitting where you don’t have to follow a pattern, line by line.  It is easy to modify if you want a longer cowl that you can double up for extra warmth during cold months.  I can’t wait to see what you make with the yarn!  If you’re on Instagram, remember to use the hashtag #fencelinecowl to share your projects with others.

Here is my Fenceline Cowl pattern in progress using the Highlighter yarn.

Fenceline Cowl in progress with bright yarn
Fenceline Cowl using Highlighter colorway