The latest edition of Knitty just dropped – and I have a new cowl pattern in it!
The yarn I used for the pattern is June Cashmere laceweight (100% Kyrgyz cashmere) in ‘Silver Bell’. If you haven’t knit with cashmere before, I really recommend- especially for a knit like a cowl. Considering how delicate the skin is around your neck and chest, the buttery softness will be a welcome treat! This super soft cashmere cowl can be knit in two sizes – a smaller single skein version for those that like a simple cowl, and a double version that takes 2 skeins for those that like to double loop their cowl or have more versatility when wearing it.
Single skein version:
Double skein version, worn as a single loop or a doubled up:
The pattern is really very simple, and would be fine for a fairly new knitter as well- there are only four different stitches in the whole thing – knit, purl, yarn over, and slip slip knit (ssk). That’s it! The twists are really just a travelling ssk, so it looks more complex than it really is.
I hope you will help me get the word out about this new free pattern- give it a like on Ravelry, or add it to your queue! There are so many new launches in the fall, it’s hard to see all the amazing patterns that come out around this time of year.
If you are wondering about the name, an alicorn is another word for a unicorn’s horn, and the gentle swirl of stitches on the cowl mimics the appearance of a spiral horn. A luxurious cashmere cowl that has swirls like a unicorn’s horn… what could be more magical than that?
If you are interested in trying out the June Cashmere yarn I used for the pattern, they are offering a $5 shipping discount when you sign up for their newsletter! Always nice to save five bucks where you can.
What do you think of the cowl? Any preference for the single skein or double skein version?