|Vintage buttons on Coastal Gradient Cowl|
Pattern: Coastal Gradient Cowl, by Elizabeth Smith of The Brown Stitch Pay for pattern, $5.00
Yarn: A Hundred Ravens Iachos mini skeins, Iachos in the Tardis colorway on size 5 needles
I had been hoping to make this cowl for some time now, and so when I spied the minis at the A Hundred Ravens Common Cod event, I snapped them up. The knit was relatively quick and easy to do, though I did modify the pattern. I did twice the number of color stripes as suggested in the pattern. The buttons are from a collection of oldies but goodies. This cowl looks great with everything!
Pattern: Frosted Hat by Amanda Lilley Pay for pattern, $3.99.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in the Hudson Bay and Fisherman colorways on size 9 needles
I have made this pattern before with worsted weight yarn, but my daughter asked for something knit in a bulkier weight. I modified the pattern and cast on 54 stitches with the larger needle. There is a colorwork zigzag feature, but it doesn't show up in this yarn. The hat is super warm and the pompom is a cool feature. A quick knit and a great gift!