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Arranmore Cowl

Arranmore is a luxurious new yarn from the Fibre Company for the Fall 2016 season. A modern take on traditional tweed, Arranmore combines merino, cashmere, and silk for a soft, textured, and colorful yarn – perfect for winter sweaters and accessories.

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We made a simple seed stitch cowl using two skeins in the Odrhan colorway. Arranmore’s heavier worsted weight makes for a quick knit that you can wear right away!

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ARRANMORE COWL

YARN
Fibre Company Arranmore Yarn: 2 skeins; shown in Odrhan.

NEEDLE
32-inch US9 circular needle.

NOTION
Stitch marker.

COWL
Cast on 151 sts. Place a marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.

Round 1: K1, P1 to end.
Round 2: P1, K1 to end.

Repeat these 2 rounds until you have used all but a few yards.

Bind off loosely in pattern. Weave in ends. Enjoy!

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Baines Cowl

Baines is a new cowl pattern that uses our Studio Plus yarn. It’s made in the round with alternating sections of garter stitch and an easy lace pattern.

Baines Cowl, close up

Studio Plus is a 3-ply yarn, so it’s squishy and bouncy, and it gives Baines that same feel. At 60 inches around and 7.75 inches tall, you can really wrap yourself up in Baines when it’s cold, which, thankfully, it will be again soon!

Baines Cowl, open

To knit Baines you’ll need 2 skeins of Studio Plus (ours is shown in Sketchbook) and a 40-inch US 9 circular needle.

The pattern is free when you purchase 2 skeins of Studio Plus. You can also purchase it individually by clicking here.

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Brice Cowl

Brice cowl in blues

Brice is a close-fitting cowl that’s soft and cozy thanks to voluminous garter stitch and plush Lana Vida Francesca. The pattern is free – see below – and the yarn is 25% off this month – a perfect combination for the gift-giving season!

Because it’s garter stitch worked in the round, you alternate rounds of knit with rounds of purl. And for the stripes, all the knit rounds are made with the main color and the purl rounds are made with the contrast color.

Here’s how to make your own:

SIZE
22 inches in circumference & 8 inches tall.

MATERIALS
Lana Vida Francesca [80% baby alpaca, 20% merino wool; 120 yds / 100g]: 2 skeins, 1 for Main Color, 1 for Contrast Color; shown in Royal and Light Blue.

NEEDLES
24-inch US 10.5 circular needle.

GAUGE
3.5 sts = 1 inch in St st.

PATTERN
With Main Color, cast on 80 sts.

Round 1: Knit with Main Color.
Round 2: Purl with Contrast Color.

Rep rounds 1 & 2 until piece measures 7.75 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off with Contrast Color. Weave in ends.

Brice cowl

Francesca’s palette offers many beautiful pairing combinations for Brice. Our first version was knit with Royal and Light Blue. For our second, we used Coral and Blush (shown above).

Try Bright Blue with Royal or Light Blue for a real pop of color. Or Crimson and Royal. Or Spring and Forest!

Francesca is 25% off this month. Regularly $16, it’s $11.99 each! Take advantage of the sale and click here to choose your shades of Francesca!

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Stacia

Stasia

Stacia is a fantastically soft infinity scarf made with a luxurious cashmere blend. Wear it in one long loop or double wrapped for maximum warmth. It’s an accessory you’ll wear again and again – and one your friends will always want to borrow!

Stasia

Stacia is knit with one strand of Filatura di Crosa’s Superior and one strand of Filatura di Crosa’s Nirvana held together for a blend of cashmere, silk, and extra fine merino wool that is out of this world. You’ll love every minute of it in your hands and on your needles!

And the knitting is easy. Garter stitch in the round – which is done by alternating rounds of knit and purl – and eyelets made with yarnovers is all it takes to create this beautiful fabric. Using a size US6 needle with these two lace weight yarns, gives Stacia its gossamer feel.

Stasia

Stacia is available in nine gorgeous shades. They’re kitted and ready to be knit. The kits include 2 balls of each yarn and a printed copy of the pattern. (The pattern is also available for purchase individually.) You’ll also need a 40-inch size US6 needle, which is sold separately.

Stacia is a treat every knitter deserves – click here to choose yours!

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Kate Oates’ FOR YOU Knitalong

Lovebird Cowl

We’re in love with Kate Oates’ new Lovebirds Cowl! With pairs of birds and little hearts, it’s an interesting knit and a warm and whimsical cowl. The pattern’s available for pre-order now through the end of January at a special price. You can also join Kate and other knitters in a knitalong that starts February 1.

Lovebird Cowl

For the Lovebirds Cowl, Kate used 2 colors of our Studio yarn. With that you can knit either size – a shorter cowl that sits close to the neck or a longer infinity scarf. Kate used smock and cadmium for the cowl (on left), and india ink and skylight for the infinity scarf.

In addition to the cowl, Kate’s designed a new sweater for the knitalong, the Katy Tunic. It’s an oversized boxy pullover with ribbed sleeves and a cable collar. Katy works up quickly at 3.5 stitches to the inch in a yarn like Berroco Peruvia Quick or Cascade 128 Superwash, both of which are available in the shop.

Click here to join Kate’s FOR YOU Knitalong – and have fun!

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Canopy Ribbed Cowl

Canopy Ribbed Cowl

Knit 2, purl 2 rib is one of the first stitch patterns most of us learned. First you knit, then you purl, and finally you combine them in the same row. What a sense of accomplishment! And even if you’ve knit more complicated and complex projects since, a simple rib with a beautiful yarn is very satisfying.

When The Fibre Company’s Canopy Worsted arrived, I knew I wanted to knit something to show off it gorgeous color and drape. Knit 2, purl 2 was just the thing!

Canopy Worsted is a new yarn for us. It’s a blend of baby alpaca, merino wool, and silk, that feels wonderful in the skein and even better once it’s knit. The fibers are blended before they’re kettle dyed, so there’s a beautiful, subtle color variation throughout each skein.

Knitting with Canopy Worsted was a pleasure and the finished cowl is soft, warm, and has beautiful drape.

Canopy Ribbed Cowl

CANOPY RIBBED COWL

SIZE
One size. 14 inches tall and 38 inches in circumference.

YARN
The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted [50% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool, 20% viscose from bamboo, 100g / 200 yds]: 2 skeins, shown in macaw.

NEEDLES
24-inch US 8 circular needle

NOTIONS
stitch marker, tapestry needle

PATTERN
CO 160 sts. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.

Round 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Repeat round 1 for 14 inches or until two yards remain of second skein.

BO in pattern. Weave in ends.