Parapet Cowl

April 25, 2024


I have a new test project to share today--the Parapet Cowl by Jennifer Weissman. Most of the testers finished this in one or two days, and many of them decided to make two or three, making this pattern perfect for gifting! The pattern uses only one color at a time, with increases creating the bandana shape. It's very fun to knit and great for using stash yarn too. I used less than 200 yards total. The pattern is written for two gauges, worsted weight yarn or bulky and looks especially beautiful when using gradient yarn. Make sure you look through the testers projects as there are some really pretty and colorful projects to admire. As for the pattern, the directions are charted twice, once using dark as the main, and another chart using light as the main. I wish more designers would do that. It makes it so much easier on us knitters; you only print out the chart you need and there is no reminding the brain that dark is actually light! I am almost always a chart girl, but the pattern includes written instructions using a table that is very easy and intuitive to follow and I ended up using that. The neck opening is also adjustable. It's a lovely pattern and an enjoyable knit.

The yarn is the last of my Canadian purchase from over five years ago! Amelie by Illimani is gorgeous in this light brown. The white is Rowan Cotton Wool. Both are soft and squishy and nice against the neck. 

We've spent a good amount of time in the back garden this last week and most of the planting is done. I'm hoping to make a garden post next week. In the meantime, I hope spring has sprung where you live and you are enjoying some sunshine!

xo Kristen

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  1. This looks terrific and I would probably not have come across it , otherwise Kristen. Thank you so much! Chloe

    1. Thank YOU so much! It's always so nice to read your cheery comment. You brighten my day and I thank you.


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