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Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit
Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit
Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit
Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit
Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit
Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit
Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit
Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit
Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit

Crooked Ewe Cowl Kit

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Today I have something exciting and a little different for you. We have something new on something old-ish. Our soulful, original Wisconsin Woolen Spun fingering weight yarn spun and then overdyed by hand into a gorgeous dusky gradient. We are calling this iteration Evenfall. The yarn gradates from light to dark in a tonally rich, smooth and gradual progression. You are going to love it, I think, as much as we do.

So to launch Evenfall, I have selected a cowl pattern that I have always wanted to knit, Paula Emons-Fuessle’s Crooked Ewe Cowl. I have asked permission from Paula’s husband Bob and her sister Gayle to use the Crooked Ewe Cowl to create our first Evenfall kit. A portion of the proceeds will be used to donate to a charity I think Paula would’ve loved, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Dolly's Imagination Library provides free books to children from ages 0-5 years old, all over the world. 

Click here to read more about it! Paula had such a love for children and reading and books. This is a perfect charity to honor Paula. Our donation will be announced at the end of the quarter for the BWC Quarterly Donation Program. Paula Emons-Fuessle, in case you don't know, was my good friend and glorious knitter who passed away from ovarian cancer last year. Her podcast, audio and on YouTube is called Knitting Pipeline.

Back to the beautiful cowl and yarn. The Crooked Ewe Cowl uses one skein of our Evenfall yarn. It is a bottom-up cowl with a simple lace pattern that creates eyelets and wandering lines using easy decreases and yarn overs. You will love making Paula’s pattern, it’s fun, addicting, and really becomes somewhat mindless and comforting along the way. I whipped through it because I couldn’t put it down.

Included in the kit is one skein of Evenfall in your color of choice, there are five colorways from which to choose Sherwood (teal), Rain Shower (undyed natrual gray), Penny (copper), Laurel (mossy green), and Orchid (purple), a free copy of the Crooked Ewe pattern through a link that will be emailed to you after kit purchase (the pattern is no longer available online), 20 of our BWC Ring Stitch Markers, and it all comes packed in our printed cotton project bag with an illustrated tag.

Please Note: Be sure to leave your email when you order so we can send you the pattern link via email. The email with the pattern link will not be sent immediately, it will take a few days after your order so don't worry!

A few important things to note about the pattern and yarn:
 
*The sample is made in the Rain Shower colorway, light to dark gray. The Rain Shower colorway has a slightly smaller skein, weighing in at just under 100 grams give or take, all of the skeins vary slightly in weight. My skein weighed 95 grams to start. All of the other colorways come in slightly over 100-gram skeins. The good thing about the pattern is that you can make it as long or shallow as you like and Paula writes that you can end of any round of the lace pattern, so you can just basically go to the end of your skein.

*For the sample I made in the Rain Shower colorway, I reduced the lace chart repeat per round to 16 instead of the pattern's 18 repeats because I wanted it to be a little narrower around. I cast on 144 stitches to start. I also added 4 rounds of K2, P2 rib at the bottom and top edges of the cowl. Paula has you jump right into the lace chart so the edging rolls slightly which is soft and lovely, as well. Either way is just fine and will work with any of the skeins you choose. 

*Each of the 16 round repeats used about 11 grams of yarn for me so I had enough yarn for 7 chart repeats, instead of 6, for the length. Anyway, you can play around with the width and length as you like. Having a kitchen scale to keep track of things is always helpful but not necessary. Paula has lots of helpful hints and tips included in the pattern for using all of your yarn. I had 5.3 grams left in the end. 

We hope you enjoy this ewe-unique and beautiful new Evenfall yarn and gorgeous and fun-to-knit cowl. 

Cheers to Paula.