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.
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 skein is an oversized 100 grams in weight. 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 and I completed 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.
We hope you enjoy this ewe-unique and beautiful new Evenfall yarn and gorgeous and fun-to-knit cowl.
Cheers to Paula.