01 Feb '16
Gradient Yarn: Moire
The Moire Cowl by Melissa Goodale began life as a Black Trillium Fibres exclusive knit-along kit in January of 2015. Mel is one of those designers that we circle back to on a very regular basis, because she is super fun to work with and always works hard to come up with something new and original. If you're familiar with her Castanets shawl design, you'll see what we mean.
Xenon photo courtesy Melissa Goodale
Shown above in Rose and Xenon Pebble Sock Gradient yarn, Moire is a very flexible pattern that can also be knit using a Lilt Gradient yarn kit. As you might guess, the cowl is all brioche stitch, which makes is super stretchy but requires an equally stretchy cast-on. You have two color-order options within the pattern, making it something you could happily revisit a second time. Once you have the hang of the basic brioche, you find your knitting practically spills off the needles as a finished cowl.
Photo courtesy Bonnie Donaghy
My dear friend Bonnie knit one in Coral Pebble Sock Gradient yarn and wears it all the time to ward off our cool, damp Pacific Northwest winter. Another lovely knitter, Renee, knit several of them in various colors, including this one that uses both Kir and Shire gradients. If you check her project page on Ravelry, she's also provided a link to her own cast-on method for two color brioche.
Photo courtesy Renee Strouts
So as you can see there are lots of ways to make this gorgeous cowl work for your wardrobe. We hope you'll knit one an share it with us here and on Ravelry. We hope you've enjoyed yet another Monday Gradient Yarn Ideas post from us! Have a great week.