A New Pattern

I’m delighted to finally be a little back on track following my father’s death. Last month I held my Knit For Fun Retreat in Freeport, Maine, at the beautiful Harraseeket Inn. My co-teachers were Norah Gaughan and Bristol Ivy. Attendees got to take classes from all three of us and enjoy a lot of fun and surprises in between.

One of the highlights of the Knit For Fun Retreats swag (something we all get) bag is a cowl pattern and a skein of a colorway dyed especially for the retreat. For this retreat, my cowl design Blue Lobstah’ Cowl pays homage to Maine and lobsters.

The corssover-stitch openwork pattern between garter-stitch bands reminds me of the lattice on lobster traps. The yarn is Tern (75 % American wool, 25% silk) from Quince and Co in a “Blue Lobster” colorway specially died by Forage Color of Searsmont, Maine. Although this colorway is no longer available, the cowl will look terrific in most any solid or semi solid fingering weight yarn.

I’ve just added the pattern to my Ravelry store and would like to raffle off a copy of the pattern and one of few leftover skeins of this remarkable colorway. Respond to this post by telling me why you like to knit cowls and I’ll enter your name in a drawing that will take place Sunday, May 14 (Happy Mother’s Day!)

I’ll announce the winner in a separate post.