My busy hands have completed a new project: the Gentille cowl! Available for about $5.74 on Ravelry (click here), this pattern makes a great one-skein wonder!
The yarn used was awfully hard to photograph properly, even in natural light, but if you’re wanting a pretty accurate representation of color, check the source: KnitPicks Hawthorne in Ladd’s Addition. It’s essentially a blend of dark blues and purples with a pop of hot pink that has a tail end of bright orange. Less brown than in my pictures here. I think it’s gorgeous, but that’s not the only thing about this yarn I love: it may be 80% wool but it’s not scratchy at all, even after a whole day’s wear; it blocked beautifully; the drape is perfect. This is my favorite yarn of the year so far, for sure.
As you can sort of see, there are two “sections” to this pattern: a garter stitch section and a lacy chevron section. That constitutes 1 pattern repeat, and my 357 yd skein was perfect for 4 repeats total. Here are closeups of the two “sections:”
In conclusion, even though the pattern was pretty easy to remember, I don’t regret paying for it — I’m sure I’ll use it again someday. This pattern mixed the mindless garter stitch with interesting [but not difficult] chevrons, and it looks more complicated than it actually was! This is the sort of pattern you could churn out in a week for a gift, and I think anybody would love to receive one, don’t you?
Well, that’s all for today, but this isn’t the last you’ll see of the Gentille cowl! Look out for a special knitting tip coming up soon! As always, thanks for stopping by!