Saturday, March 3, 2012

NEW PATTERN: Sonoran Cowl

The anticipation to release my second, self-published pattern this week has been killing me! After lots of work, trial and error, I'm SO excited to finally able to release it today. Introducing, my newest pattern, the Sonoran Cowl!

A southwest inspired motif is knit into this colorwork cowl. Beautifully colored yarn gives this bold graphic stunning results. This is a great, stylish accessory to keep you warm during the chilly months!

I had a bit of hesitation when I first dreamt this cowl up. I mean, I've only done charted colorwork knitting once before and that was back in 2007! I wasn't sure what I would be getting myself into but I’m glad I decided to jump headfirst into colorwork design. Being a graphic designer the process of designing a graphic and then turning into a colorwork chart for knitting felt very natural. I enjoyed it so much I know you will see more colorwork designs from me in the future!

With The Plucky Knitter's new Plucky Rustic as my muse, this cowl turned into a work of art! As you know, I just adore Sarah and her yarn and this new yarn base was no exception. Rustic just soaks up her colors making vibrant, beautiful yarn. I love the way this knit up and I frankly can't wait to cast on for another. With Sarah's amazing palette picking out the color combos is such a fun part of the process.

The Sonoran Cowl pattern is available for purchase today! You can order a downloadable PDF or a hard copy HERE

But WAIT there's more! This Thursday, in a shop update, Sarah will be offering my Navajo Cowl pattern in
a Southwest color work kit!!! This is a great opportunity to get the pattern along with the gorgeous yarn that it was design for. Besides, Plucky Rustic is Sarah's newest yarn and I know you want to get your hands on it. And now you'll have the perfect pattern for it too ;)

So go ahead… Queue it up! Cast on! and have fun knitting this fun, stylish cowl!


Oiyi said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Beautiful cowl, Jill.

Maryse said...

It really is a nice colorwork! And the Plucky Knitter yarn is beautiful!

Sarah said...

What a great design! Someday I will knit well enough to do something like that. Until then I will just admire knitters like you! :) And, I love your hair in the pics. The braid is so fun!

Fleur Cotton said...

Great cowl, and great use of colour.
Congratulations on your second pattern.

Happy Knitting
Fleur xx