The Interweave Knits Weekend 2011 preview just went live, and I’m so happy to be in this issue. It is my first time in IK, actually, and it’s really just a simple little thing, but I’m still pretty proud!
I contributed an extra-long cowl that I am calling the Mixt Cowl. I used Berroco Boboli, and I had so much fun watching the colors change, it seemed like each stitch was a new color, some shiny, some matte, all of them fascinating. I chose a simple biasing lace stitch and watched the prismatic eyelets chase each other around and around. It took next to no time to knit because I could barely put it down.
The IK team placed it in a summer story and left it long and loose, which is exactly how I like to wear cowls in the warmer months, but I had a lot of fun playing around with this cowl before I mailed it off. It can easily be worn doubled or once around your neck and once over your head, like a Hollywood starlet in a vintage Roadster! If only…
There is a built in twist that will make this cowl look elegant with minimal fussing. Pick a color (or several, each colorway of Boboli seems to contain at least a dozen) and cast on!