I was excited to find the Winter 2014 issue of Interweave Knits in my mailbox today. Among its beautiful array of sweater designs and cold-weather accessories is my Partly Cloudy Cowl.
photo courtesy of Interweave Knits
Part of the issue's "Crossing Country" collection of cabled knits, Partly Cloudy has an asymmetrical design pairing a subtle textured stitch with a winding cable along one edge. It's knit in Nettle Lana, a braided yarn that's 70 percent organic wool, 30 percent nettle.
It can be worn doubled or in single long loop. Whether the cable's at the inside or outside—that's your choice!
As you can guess from my photos of the cowl on a dress form, I knit Partly Cloudy many months ago, when everything was warm and green and winter was far from my mind.
And now, winter's just around the corner. What could be more pleasant on a chilly November evening than flipping through the pages of Interweave Knits, daydreaming about casting on every single one of the gorgeous sweaters in this issue? There's also an informative article about waffle stitches by Veronik Avery, and a profile of "America's Czarina of Shawls," lace designer Galina Khmeleva (with adorable pictures of her bilingual cat, Sasha).