I’ve been busy starting my hand-dyed yarn business the last couple of months. I love dyeing yarn and one of my favorite techniques is to create variegated yarns. Of course, then that leaves one with a beautiful hank of dyed yarn and wondering what to make with it.
The end result is that I designed this new cowl pattern, A Day at the Pond, which is free on Ravelry. It’s basically a ribbed cowl with ribs made of Estonian 3-into-3 clusters. I knit this with a size 5 needle so it’s a drape-y type fabric but has elasticity and stretch due to the ribbed effect.
The pattern is a simple three row repeat and is easily customized to be worked into a longer loop but the height won’t be as high. Another option would be to cast on fewer stitches and you’ll have enough yarn out of a standard hank of sock yarn to make the cowl taller. What I love about it is that there’s enough texture in the cowl that “shows” through the variegated yarn.
If you’d like to see what yarns I’ve dyed so far, visit my other site, https://splashofcoloryarns.com. I’m working on getting my logo updated and working on setting up an Etsy shop for selling my yarns.