Celebration of Minis Cowl

fullsizeoutput_127fDo you have a favorite gradient set of mini skeins?  Maybe a gorgeous set of mini skeins in coordinating colors?  Even yarn leftovers will be celebrated in this simple cowl pattern. This pattern is available on Ravelry or you can buy a copy at the Fiber Expo next weekend in Ann Arbor, MI.  I will have the turquoise gradient set shown in the photo as well as a peach gradient set.

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This cowl is long enough to wear doubled up or down to showcase the stripes.  You can also modify it by casting on fewer stitches and then you can knit more stripes as your cowl grows taller.

Yardage: one full skein of contrasting fingering yarn (about 400 yds) and a set of five mini skeins of fingering yarn. Pattern will use about 51 yds/11 grams from each mini skein.

Size: 53” (135cm) x 10.5” (27cm) unblocked

Needles: Size 4 US (3.5 mm) one 40” (102 cm) circular; size 5 US (3.75 mm) 40” (102 cm) for a loose bind off edge

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Happy New Year!

It was a busy year with my yarn dyeing and general family life.  I didn’t realize my last post was last May!  Geesh!

So you may ask what I’ve been working on.

Firstly, I’ve been design a triangular shawl and have finished my prototype. I started the project after taking a Craftsy class from Miram Felton on Lace Shawl Design.  I also took a class from Jen Lucas, when she was in town at the Yarn Garden in September 2017.  It was great to get Jen’s help to finish up some of the final points on my design.  I plan on making the shawl in a light gray yarn I’ve dyed so that it goes with my wardbrobe.  My goal is to get the pattern and physical project ready for the 2018 Fall Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, MI.

My second project is a project that is worked with a solid color yarn that coordinates with a set of mini skeins.  I’ve just finished the prototype and now have to write up the pattern.  Be on the lookout for that pattern in the next couple of months!

Both patterns will be available on Ravelry.com.  If you want to be alerted to when my patterns are published as well as other news regarding my hand-dyed yarn business, Splash of Color Yarns, LLC, then sign up for my newsletter.  Trust me, I don’t spam or fill your inbox.  I typically send emails 1-2 months depending upon new details I have to share.