I've had a yearning for a new hat & fingerless mitts this season! I knew as soon as Brooklyn Tweed released their gorgeous new bulky yarn - Quarry the other month that it was time to get knitting! The LANDSLIDE HAT & MITTS SET are filled with yummy texture, are super cozy, and they are oh so fun to knit & wear! They make great quick gift knitting but are also perfect for treating yourself with!Read More
Who's in the mood for a new free pattern? Yay! I'm so excited to show you all the FARBE Cowl!
It's been getting pretty cold over here on Vancouver Island and I've been craving a new super chunky cowl! I adore color blocking and thought it would be fun to whip up a new free pattern for you all showcasing just that!
The FARBE Cowl is warm & cozy, fast to knit up and adds a great pop to your fall/winter wardrobe! It's also a great beginner pattern! You can access the FREE download for FARBE on Ravelry, in our VeryShannon Shop or via direct download HERE.
I love the combo of black and white and think it pairs so nicely with my winter wardrobe. The FARBE Cowl would look great in so many color combos! You could add some fun stripes or a 3rd color! Lots of options for you to add your special touch to your FARBE Cowl. It's knit up in a super bulky weight yarn on large needles for a nice drape and it works up in just a few hours! Can't beat that during gift giving time!
If you're a beginner knitter don't be scared of FARBE. This is literally plain knitting but you get to learn 2 new techniques that are a great asset for any knitter's skill set - the Provisional Crochet Cast-On and the Kitchener Stitch. Both look way harder than they are and once you try them you will find yourself using them all the time. They allow you, in this pattern, to knit flat so you can customize how long/wide you'd like your cowl to be and then seam your ends easily and invisibly when you are done. The free pattern includes visual links to learn how to implement both of these techniques.
I was so excited & thankful to have my lovely friend Rebecca (of the blog Nook) to be my model for me again. You may recognize her from both the Lansbury and Mallory cowl patterns. She's one of the fastest knitters I know! She's a hard working product and sample knitter and a sweetheart! We drove down to one of my fave beaches for this photoshoot. I owe her one as it was freezing cold out that day! The sun was out and it sure was gorgeous but darn was it cold! Good thing she was wearing the FARBE Cowl!
I hope you all enjoy this new pattern and I can't wait to see "your" version of the FARBE Cowl! Bring on the color blocking! What yarn/color combos will you use for your FARBE Cowl? Don't forget to use #farbecowl on social media to tag your projects!