Thursday, November 08, 2012

A Surprise

The problem with designing is that sometimes I can't share things with you that I'm really excited about. Unless I'm absolutely sure I'm going to be self-publishing a pattern, I have to keep the whole process secret. That's the case with today's surprise, which started much earlier this year. I swatched, submitted a proposal, had it accepted, wrote up the pattern, knit up the sample, and mailed it all back almost six months ago. This week, the pattern finally went live. This is my first non-self-published pattern to be made available, too, so needless to say, I'm pretty excited.

Photo by Brittany Tyler

This is my Ruche and Welt Cowl, an infinity cowl worked entirely in the round and featuring (no surprises here!) ruching and welts. It's worked in a DK-weight yarn, a scrunchable 80% wool/20% silk blend from Sweet Grass Wool called Mountain Silk DK, which has great body and great drape, though you could easily substitute a light worsted. You'll need about 600 yards for the whole thing. The finished cowl is approximately 8" wide and 54" around after blocking, so you can wear it a number of ways -- in a long loop, doubled around your neck, or folded with one end pulled through the other.

Photo by Brittany Tyler

There are really only a few rounds in this pattern where you have to pay attention; the rest of the time it's just knit, knit, knit around and around, which makes for a quick and relatively mindless knit. Best of all, it's a free download! I hope you'll go take a look and make one for yourself or a gift! Queue it here; download it here. Happy knitting!


knottygnome said...

congrats, Sarah--it's lovely!

lilirious said...

nice! Congratulations! :D

Rachel said...

Congrats on the pattern!