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An Easy & Breezy Summer Project: Fishnet Stitch Cowl

Summer is almost officially here and it sure feels like it lately. It's funny how we always complain about the heat when it's cold outside and vice versa. For the last few weeks I have been working feverishly on another more complex shawl pattern (more about that soon) but felt inspired and compelled to write this easy and breezy one first. Blame the weather and a streak of impulsiveness I guess.

The Fishnet Stitch Cowl is perfect for some relaxing and mindless Summer knitting. The result is a very versatile piece that can be worn as a cowl with a button or made longer into a scarf or wrap. It's wonderful (and cool) made from cotton and cotton blend yarns but you can substitute any fiber you wish. I plan to find some bamboo blend yarn soon to make myself one.

The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry here.

It's Indie Designer Month!

I find it hard to believe that it's already May. Where does the time go?

Loveknitting.com, a cool site which features both amazing patterns and the drool-worthy yarn needed to make them, is dedicating the month of May to Indie Designers. I'm proud to say that my designs are a part of this special promotion and celebration of all the amazing indie designs out there. You also can't beat the 10% discount on yarn. ;)

You can check out my patterns on loveknitting.com by clicking the image below. They also have a sister site at lovecrochet.com if you're looking exclusively for crochet patterns, even though both crochet and knitting patterns can be found over at loveknitting.com.

Enjoy! :)

LoveKnitting Independent Designers

Introducing: Crosstown Cowl

It's been a while since I've published a knitting pattern. I was actually going to hold off on this one until late Summer or early Fall but since the weather here in the Northeast US still seems to have one foot firmly planted in Winter, I figured why wait. Besides, it can certainly be made from a lighter yarn fiber such as cotton for when the weather truly warms up.

The Crosstown Cowl is a chunky striped, buttoned and textured cowl that can be worn in a variety of different ways. I made the one below from working two strands of Cascade 220 Worsted weight yarn together. I love the marbled effect that emerged. :) You can also of course just use one strand of a chunky or bulky weight yarn if you prefer.

It can be worn buttoned...

Or all swirled up

The pattern is available for purchase and download on Ravelry here. Happy knitting! :)