Gradient Yarn: Rainfall Cowl
This week, I'd like to share a new pattern of mine with you for Monday's Gradient Yarn Ideas post. It's called Rainfall Cowl and is currently available via Ravelry. I envisioned this piece to work with either of our sock weight gradient yarns as well as a contrasting solid color. The example shown in this post is entirely Pebble Sock, a Sky Gradient and Natural (undyed).
Texture is really the key to this cowl and making it interesting while keeping it easy. If you're familiar with Cecelia Campochiaro and her self-published masterpiece, Sequence Knitting, then you will have some idea of where I'm coming from when you read the pattern. The name of the cowl is easy - Portland=Wacky Weather. Our rainfall is strange and unpredictable at the best of times, so this cowl will keep you prepared whether you wear it up or down.
While I'd like to suggest a bunch of color combinations, I'm finding that we're not going to be in a position to re-stock our Pebble and Lilt Sock regular skeins until much later this summer and fall (respectively). Instead, I'd like to suggest that you give Serial Knitters in Kirkland, WA a call at (425) 242 0086 for 100g skeins of our two best-selling sock weights. They carry an incredible selection of our colors and every single one of our yarn bases, so I know you'll be able to find a good match for your gradient color. It doesn't hurt that Debie and her team are some of the nicest, most helpful LYS folks I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Don't hold their lack of an online store against them, I've been told that they'll ship worldwide.
Thank you so much for joining us for another installment of our Gradient Yarn blog series. We look forward to seeing what you'll knit and what colors you'll choose! Have a great week!