a while back i started daydreaming about a knit version of my commuter cowl. i kept pondering it and pondering it but nothing ever really felt "right". the thought never really left my mind though. i knew i wanted to play on something fun that had to do with assembly and that also included texture that would showcase your fave handspun yarn in a warm cozy cowl. so once i got my hands on the yarn used for this project the stasia cowl was finally born.
Stasia Cowl Pattern
the stasia cowl features a modern twist on your favorite everyday cowl. textured with a unique assembly this cowl is a fun, quick knit that showcases your special hand spun/dyed yarn beautifully. i used spincycle yarns 100% BFL worsted in colorway gluttony. this cowl is super warm, stylish and one of my fave cowls to wear daily. the color is to die for and the yarn texture is just scrumptious! i really just couldn't get enough of it and used almost every single piece of my (2) fabulous skeins.
the stasia cowl is also a great beginner project perfect for those of you wanting to dip your toes into the knitting pool and it's also definitely still interesting enough for an advanced knitter. there's some new techniques to learn (for the newbies) and of course, a really fun assembly. i love that it feels retro and yet modern at the same time. a perfect combo in my book!
the stasia cowl pattern features:
:: clear and easy to understand step by step instructions
:: bright & colorful photography with a tutorial outlining the assembly of the cowl
:: 7 page color PDF pattern
:: digitally drafted diagram
:: a great knitting experience
the stasia cowl pattern is available for purchase at the following:
....MORE SHOPS COMING SOON!
a while back i was lucky enough to get my hands on some of this gorgeous kettle-dyed and handspun yarn from spincycle yarns in bellingham, washington. it's their 100% BFL worsted (in colorway gluttony). they source their raw fiber locally and everything is done as natural as possible (they use natural and/or non-toxic dyes). they even travel to farmer's markets etc with bicycle pulled trailers! i love that. kate and rachel from spincycle are so awesome that they are offering you all a 10% discount off of all your orders. just use the code "STASIA10" at checkout. so pop on by spincycle and say hi! thanks spincycle yarns!
it's been so fun working on this project and i hope you all enjoy making this cowl as much as i did. i can't wait to see all the different yarn choices you guys all use to whip one up! just imagine all the different color variations you can find in gorgeous worsted yarns? it's like letting loose a kid in a candy store!!! i know i'll be making another one for myself soon, but for now i'm smitten with this one!
don't forget to add your wip and fo shots in our ravelry group and/or our flickr group so i can see all of your lovely projects! it's no fun to knit all those awesome goodies and then keep em' to yourself! you gotta show them off!!!!
i hope you enjoy stasia and happy knitting from my home to yours <3
ps. a big thank you to my hubby for photographing the shots with me in it (i luv you hun). i hate pics being taken of me and it was needless to say a "not so fun" event...lol. even the kids were mad at me...lol. due to the horrid weather we've been having here though i just couldn't get a chance to shoot my model in it so you're all stuck looking at me :P