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Winter Knit-Along :: The Jeweled Cowl

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Well, it’s February again, a month of chilly weather, grey skies, and wavering constitutions.  If you’re like us, you believe in the power of knitting to lift spirits, create beauty, and brighten moods. We’ve come up with a group project worthy of rejoicing and shaking away the doldrums.

The Jeweled Cowl sample has been such a hit this winter, it only seemed sensible to make this cowl the project for our next KAL!

Beads add an irresistible bit of sparkle and shine to help ease the winter blues. Knit in the round, this drapey beauty is stockinette-heavy and easy to size-alter for skinnier scarves or wider, more dramatic stoles. If you’ve been meaning to try beaded knitting, this is an excellent beginner project!

Here are the details:

Pattern: Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura
Yarny Needs: 400-600 yards of lace weight yarn and size 6-8 24” or 32” circular needles (depending on your gauge and your preferred fabric texture)
Beady Needs: size 8 round seed beads and a size 14 steel crochet hook (tiny!)
Dates: Cast on February 6th, finish by March 20th, Spring Equinox

We have a mini class for knitting with beads using a crochet hook coming up this Sunday 2/10/13 at 1pm. Call or stop by the shop to register.

Ready to cast on?  If you are local, join us this Wednesday for Stitch Night where we can cast on together!  Of course, anyone anywhere is welcome to participate in our Stash knit-alongs.  All you need to do is hop on over to our Ravelry page and join in on the discussion.

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Meet the Samples:: The Jeweled Cowl

Our most recent FO is the Jeweled Cowl, a free Ravelry download.  It comes from the needles of Stash Enhancer Kathryn, who knit up the luxe beaded cowl in our new Shibui Cima.  Cima is a delectable blend of super baby alpaca and fine merino with a soft, springy hand. Add beads and it’s nearly over the top with goodness!

Knit with just 2 skeins of yarn and some sparkly seed beads, this cowl is the perfect project for someone looking to learn beaded knitting.  It would also be a fun palette-cleansing knit in between more complex projects.

We’ve had fun trying this cowl on and seeing how many ways it can be worn.  I favor the long loop as shown, but it’s also very cozy worn doubled up.

What’s your favorite way to wear an eternity cowl?  Let us know in the comments!

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