During the holiday break when I was sorting through my stash I re-found my lovely Madelinetosh Tosh Merino that I bought at the first annual Vogue Knitting Live. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year! And that the 3rd one will be in New York again next weekend! Anyway, I made it my mission to make something out of at least one of the skeins of City Lights that I bought and this long and cozy cowl is what resulted.
It’s a modified version of a traditional welted stitch pattern, meaning it’s not an even number of knit rows against purl rows. I’ve named it Backseat Passenger because of the yarn. Nearly a year ago I wrote about how this yarn was the limited edition colorway specifically made for the VKL event in NYC and sold only at Knitty City. As mentioned above, the colorway’s name is City Lights and instantly reminded me of being in the back of a taxi at night in New York City.
The pattern is free and can be downloaded from my Designs page and also from Ravelry. It’s kind of a long-ish cowl that can be doubled up for warmth. The yarn is spectacular and I highly recommend using it for this pattern if possible. Only one skein needed! Silky soft, luscious drape, color out of this world….this yarn has all the qualities that make being a knitter worthwhile. I had a lot of fun just photographing the cowl.
Regardless of the yarn you choose, I hope you have fun with this pattern. It’s simple, quick, and very easy to customize to make it your own. Happy knitting! ♥