This is a real beauty! And great fun as well.
A new design by Nim Teasdale , this is a free pattern available in the latest "edition" of the e-zine Knitty.com.
For copyright reasons we cannot print out the pattern for you -- you must must must go here to get it for yourself.
What we offer on this web page is yarn and beads sufficient to make your own version of this lovely piece!
This is not the same yarn nor beads that Nim used in her original. However, it is a really nice look with loooooong color repeats and beads picked out to work well with it. We show you Nim's original on this page to give you an idea of the design. And I am currently knitting the cowl from this yarn -- hopefully I'll have it to take photos of soon.
The yarn we have here is Taiyo Lace, from Noro, a 50% cotton/ 17% Wool/ 17% Nylon/ 16% Silk blend. Each skein has a wonderfully generous 840 meters/ 100 grams, which is almost twice what you need to this piece. So you could perhaps make two? Or make this a larger cowl, to double or triple around? Your choice; isn't it lovely to have choices? :-)
We have two colorways and even though each kit will include one skein, we are showing more than that in each photo just because when the yarn starts at a different color it tends to look quite different when wound. Each skein has all the colors you see.
1. Color 54 includes white, pink, rose, ecru, and varying shades of a lovely brown. There are also some olive greens and an almost silvery grey. If we called it Flowers in the Woods it would describe it better than this plain numbering.
2. Color 55 is a marvelous blend of greens with black and varying grays. it also has some brown and some gold, as well as deep red-orange. Perhaps Sunset in the Forest for a descriptive name? (Sorry, sold out)
This design requires 170 6/0 beads. We will select a bead color to "go" with one of the colors in your yarn and contrast with the rest. If you have an idea of what you'd like, tell me. Otherwise I will pick for you.
Don't forget to get your pattern here -- and choose your yarn colorway from the drop-down menu.
Great fun! I smile whenever I see this.