Fairlington Cowl & Giveaway!

UPDATED 1/30/15: Congratulations to reader, Elaine! Elaine check your email. ------------


Go on, try not to smile at that word if you're a knitter.

I've been working with Pepperberry Knits (you may remember the free Retro Norwegian Hat and the Demmit Hat I did in their yarn) and am excited to introduce another pattern in their scrumptious cashmere, the Fairlington Cowl.


I love a good knitting challenge, so when I was sent 2 hanks in Mulberry of their glorious Pepperberry Knits 100% Cashmere Bulky Soft Spun Solid, a nicely plied, subtle multi-colored bulky cashmere, I knew I only had 140 yards to work with. I immediately thought "cowl," since cashmere is warmer than wool and I suffer from a constantly cold neck. Charting out a pattern was tricky, since I knew a lace pattern wouldn't show up as well with the multi-colored hue. Cables not only bulk up a finished knitting garment by being slightly thicker in the cable-crossing areas, but they keep the shape of a cowl, add another dimension of texture and let's face it, they're great fun to knit.


Knitting up on US 11's, I was done with this cowl before I knew it, grabbing a few rows here and there at preschool pickup and drop off, while we waiting for the doors to open. Named after the town our preschool is located, the interesting cable pattern and large needle size means you can cut the chill in no time.


Let's give a copy of the Fairlington Cowl away, shall we? Answer this trivia question in the comments section to be entered in to win a free copy of the pattern, open to readers worldwide. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, Friday, January 30th:

What is the only mammal in the world that cannot jump?

Download the Fairlington Cowl pattern here.