This past spring I taught a workshop at The Knitter's Nook in Columbus, Indiana. The entire city is an architectural gem and I had an amazing time teaching, meeting new knitters and making friends that will last a lifetime. One of these friends was Nyra, the owner of Knitter's Nook. Nyra and I clicked instantly (she picked me up at the airport waving a hank of yarn and that bonded us forever) and I was sad to say goodbye to her and her wonderful family when the workshop was over.
In honor of Nyra, I designed the Nyra Cowl, a faux-cabled (it's really lace!) cowl with wrapped stitches knit in the round with 3 hanks of Shibui Staccato fingering weight yarn. I have been in love with Latvian Braids forever and they work well dividing up the lace sections. It would also knit up beautifully in sock yarn or even DK for a bigger cowl.
Originally designed as a workshop exclusive, I'm pleased to finally offer this cowl up to knitters everywhere. This would make a great gift for the upcoming holidays! Stay tuned for more small projects ideal for holiday knitting coming each week until the season is upon us.
Download the Nyra Cowl here.