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The Zoz Cowl

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

I have written before about how crazed I am about cowls.  And even though the air is warming up and spring is just around the corner- a good cowl is seasonless.  I found this cowl recently on Ravelry by a designer named Andrea Satterlund.  She even knit it in my favorite cowl yarn- Baby Alpaca Grande.  I absolutely love the geometric look of this stitch pattern.


Here’s what Andrea writes about her design:

I had a hard time coming up with a name for this pattern. I thought about calling it Zzzs because the stitch pattern looks sort of Z shaped but I wasn’t really happy with the name. Sometimes I read numbers as letters and the other day when I looked down at the ball band to the yarn I used for this, I read “Zoz”. [[the color number is 202]].  It just kind of stuck. Zoz is a cozy cowl featuring a migrating ribbing that is broken up by eyelets. The ribbing gives it a little more structure when it’s tucked into a coat and the eyelets help prevent the alpaca from being too toasty.



To get the free pattern for this design: visit Andrea at her blog: or check her out on Ravelry.

Keep knitting!


Baby Alpaca Grande Fenced In

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Tracey Kay designed and knit this hat using Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande color 635. 

Fenced In

Fenced In

You can find more info about this design on Ravelry:

The design is called Fenced In.  Very nice look Tracey.


Cowl pattern as promised

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

 2 weeks ago I promised to post a cowl pattern and finally- here it is.  These things are definitely “This Year’s Scarf”.  They can be fast to knit, using simple repetative stitch patterns and use very little yarn so they are a perfect way to try that luxury fiber you have been drooling over. 

The one posted here has been an absolute favorite at my local yarn shop.  Even newbie knitters are quick to pick up the easy stitch repeat and are on their way to instant gratification with this weekend project. 

Baby Alpaca Grande is a perfect yarn for this cowl- soft and warm around your neck, with beautiful drape.  Please try this pattern- it requires only 1 hank of this Plymouth Classic.  I will have another pattern for you soon too.


_ico0049-01EASY ONE ROW COWL

Materials:  1- 100g hank- Baby Alpaca Grande.
Size:  About 22” around, about 10” long.
Gauge:  12 sts = 4” using size US 11 needles over st st.
Needles: US 11- 16″ circular; 1 stitch marker.

With the 16” circular needle, loosely cast on 60 sts.  Place marker and join in the round, taking care not to twist the sts.
Round 1:  Knit 1 round.
Round 2:  *(YO, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Repeat ROUND 2 until almost out of yarn, ending at the marker. Bind off loosely. Weave in all ends.

©2009 Plymouth Yarn Co.  Design by Amanda Johnson

and more Cowls

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the latest rage- Cowls.   I intend to carry on more about them because I just can’t stress strongly enough what a great knitted accessory they are.  Fast and easy to knit, and soft and warm around your neck, cowls are an absolute wardrobe must for this fall-winter season.

This week I have a photoshoot which will contain about six cowls – most knitted in Baby Alpaca Grande.  I can’t imagine a softer yarn for around your neck.

So keep watch- right here next week -I will have some photos to post showing new, fast & easy knitted cowls.  I promise a free pattern or two  as well.