Just Life

My Twig Cowl.

…finished.and modeled (thank you to Katie for the photos). First the ubiquitous #holdyourcowlup shot.

and then two more with the little monkey.

The pattern as written calls for three colors of a fingering weight cashmere yarn. I used Shibui’s latest Twig (a sport-ish weight silk/linen/merino blend). With a slightly different gauge, a little less yardage and a much different fiber blend, I made quite a few modifications. And – for once! – they turned out great. I’m really pleased with the size and drape…and kudos to Joji Locatelli for the fabulous design and inspiration.We’re going to be sharing the suggested modifications in an upcoming newsletter, so for now, my notes aren’t on Ravelry (which feels really weird, by the way! but here’s the project link in case you’re curious). This was an easy and fun knit and I hope we drum up some excitement for it at the shop. 


  • Linda

    As soon as I saw your cowl, I went to Ravelry and "click" – it was mine! Now I just have to decide on colors and buy the yarn. Oh, yes, and knit it – ha! I love your color combination and may steal it for mine!
    Oh, I won't be using cashmere – wish I could – but kinda pricey!

    Linda in VA

  • Honoré

    That second photo is perfect! Fun cowl and always enjoy shots of happy Charlie. He just brightens the day!

    Monday, 06 April, 2015

  • Kym

    Looks great, Mary! I love the color combination — and the drape looks just right. Will have to add this one to my list-of-things-to-knit-someday! (And Charlie just keeps getting cuter by the day. . .)