Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gift Idea: Cloudy Portland Sky Cowl

One of best sellers this year has been the Cloudy Portland Sky Cowl.  A simple infinity cowl knit seamlessly in the round in seed stitch on US #10.5 needles.  The yarn is what makes this cowl really special.

Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud, an aran weight chainette 70% merino wool, 30% baby alpaca with 164 yards/ skein.  A very soft yarn and the chainette ply makes it light-weight, even knit on big needles while giving a simple seed stitch lovely texture.  We carry Cloud in 18 beautiful colors and Eco Cloud in 5 undyed natural shades.
This is a free pattern available on the Yarn Garden Ravelry page, designed by Michelle Corcoran.

"Snow Skies" pictured above was knit with 2 skeins of Cascade Yarns, Eco Cloud in color #1801 natural.
Size can be easily modified by adding or taking away stitches, as long as the cast on number is odd.
Wear it doubled to stay toasty!

Pictured above, 2 skeins of Eco Cloud, color #1810 charcoal.

There is still time to knit a couple of these and gift, or gift the yarn and pattern to the special knitters in your life!

-Annie, Yarn Garden


Dian Woni Lea said...

I have made several of these cowls already, and received enthusiastic thank yous from those gifted. The Eco Cloud has a great texture and is fun to knit. A winner, both in pattern and yarn choice!

Yarn Garden said...

Dian, We are so happy to hear that everyone loved their Cloudy Portland Sky Cowl!
Thank you!

Yarn Garden

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