Friday, January 17, 2014

Beat the Polar Vortex with the Abbey Cowl!

The Abbey Cowl in Montana Yarn
So how cold is it in your neck of the woods?  We hit minus 22 degrees on Monday - and that's not counting the wind chill!

This is serious knitting weather, folks!  Put your fine lace projects aside, and get out your big needles and bulky yarn to knit yourself some fast, warm accessories you can wear now

You can't go wrong with the Abbey Cowl.  Warm up and snuggle down into the eco friendly, unprocessed, 100% wool roving of Tahki's super bulky Montana yarn.  The yarn is all natural colors.  It's not dyed - it's the color of the sheep!  It's cozy soft and knits up quickly on your addi US 11 24" circular needles.

Lantern at the V&A Museum
The Abbey Cowl pattern is a beauty!  The cowl was inspired by the intricate patterns of Gothic cathedral church lanterns, like the one shown in the picture on the left.  The Fair Isle pattern is deceptively simple, and uses only two skeins of Montana (one main color and one second color).  It is a great instant gratification project to practice colorwork skills!  Designer John Brinegar says "I wanted to make a cowl that was simple enough for beginning Fair Isle enthusiasts, yet enough of a challenge for seasoned color workers.  Montana is a perfect choice for this, knitting up in just a couple evenings, and stitch definition galore!"

The pattern is only available for a limited time - so get your copy now!  More of our super-cold polar vortex weather is expected soon!

Brrrrrrr!   And Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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