Handspun Art Yarn Cowl Project
The first thing people say when they see Studioloo Handspun Art Yarn is “What do you make with it?” The quantities are generous and the yarn generally does all the work, but there is still room to play around. I like the idea of using an art yarn as a launch-pad and expanding on the aesthetic with a different texture, colour, or both. This is also a great way to make the most of handspun yarn if you only have a small amount, or you definitely don’t have enough for a full scarf or cowl.
With this pattern I’ve started with a skein of Studioloo Handspun Art Yarn, knitted it in a simple garter stitch, which really makes the different colours and textures in the yarn pop. Then I finished the project with a contrasting commercial yarn (Cascade Spuntaneous) with a slightly different tension and stitch pattern (K2P2 rib). I decided to keep the colour between the two yarns consistent (beige) for the sake of simplicity, but I normally like a little contrast (I was thinking or cream or even navy blue as alternate choices). Both yarns are a single ply, but the Cascade Spuntaneous is thicker and loftier, and knits on larger needles.
Skill Level: Beginner
Size: 33” long x 6” wide (lying flat)
- 1 skein Studioloo Handspun Art Yarn (yardages vary, ours was140m)
- 1 skein Cascade Spuntaneous (200g/100m)
- 7mm/US10.75 needles
- 9mm/US13 needles
- Tapestry Needle
- FREE Pattern
- Handspun: 11 sts = 4”/10cm with 7mm/US10.75 in garter stitch
- Cascade Spuntaneous: 13 sts = 4”/10cm with 9mm/US13 in K2P2 rib (unstretched)
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