Morning, everyone – it’s Friday and time for a new pattern!
Obviously, I needed a cosy cowl to match my Easwas hat . . .
. . . and so I knitted Gruggle! (The name is an old Scots word that means an angle or a corner)
Gruggle features the same pattern of twisted stitches as Easwas, whose different angles are formed by working twists on each round, and on alternate rounds. Elongating this pattern makes its interlocking stars and triangles a little more apparent.
Gruggle is knit as a top-down tube. Changing needle size half-way through means you can block the cowl into a funnel shape that sits nicely around the neck and shoulders.
This is a straightforward pattern that you could easily adapt to feature different motifs from Norah Gaughan’s Twisted Stitch Sourcebook. I’m going to talk in a couple of future posts about how you might go about doing just that.
But if you are a matchy-matchy type like me, and need your neckwear to chime with your geodesic heid palace (thanks, Felix) then this is the cowl is for you!
Like the other accessories in this series, Gruggle is a one-skein pattern, which you could whip up with a skein from your Ooskit sampler.
We also have Gruggle kits, and the pattern is of course available as a single download from the KDD shop or Ravelry.
I’ll be back soon to talk more about the method of forming twisted stitches that is used in this group of patterns, and why I like it so much.
In the meantime, happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!
Chiming in to say I LOVE both Gruggle and Easwas. Any chance you will creating a collection of the three patterns that will perhaps cost a little less than the three sold separately?
I’m always on the hunt for cowls and fingerless mitts as I live in the San Francisco Bay Area where it gets chilly but not below freezing very often. This is just gorgeous and looking forward to the mitts.
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Looks like I will be placing another order. This is fantastic
another total Friday TREAT!
Love it! Now a fingerless mitt or convertible mitt pattern please and I have Christmas gifts nailed.
you might be in luck next week!
A very silly question, I’m sure, but would this cowl fit men as well? Thank you, Susankanthony in Virginia
What a stunning overall style, Kate. You’re really rocking this braces look too. I continue to be very envious of your abilitity to wear such neutral shades in a dramatic rather than washed out fashion. The new patterns are superb too – am I right that Ooskit is the same weight as Schiehallion?
thanks, Mhairi! yes, Ooskit is the same weight as Schiehallion
Love both the patterns! I also love all the clothes you wear. Any chance you could provide links to the designers/companies when you do posts like this? xx
often I’m wearing vintage pieces (I love second-hand shops and Ebay). I can tell you, though that the pants I’m wearing in these photos are made by a great UK company – Finisterre. https://finisterre.com
Yes, Kate very much has her own style, always looks wonderful and a great natural model. With her beautiful designs and yarns, talented Tom’s photographs, and last but definitely not least those gorgeous doggies, KDD offers us everything!