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I’m down with Downton!

I finished the F~S4 (Finally Season 4) Downton Abbey Cowl that I started just a short time ago.


Snood style

It took nearly all of 2 balls (50 g each) of Baby Twist yarn.  Knit on size 9 needle, it was a quick and fun project.

textured cowl

F~S4 Cowl

It has a lot of texture from repeats of 4 rows each of purl, knit and seed stitch.  And the alpaca yarn gives it wonderful drape that is so soft against the skin.


Downton Abbey Cowl

This is destined to be a ‘shop sample’ at Anoka Fiber Works where I have the Baby Twist yarn for sale.  Stop by and check it out.  I may have to knit another it was so easy and fast.


I’m back! Long time, no post!

I can’t believe I have neglected my blog for so long.  I really will try to do better.  I’ve got so many projects in progress that I need to post updates for, but not yet!

Today, I want to show you something new!

a few rows of a cowl

The beginning


This may not look like much, but it is the beginning of a cowl.  A very special cowl for you Downton Abbey fans.  This is the F~S4 Cowl (Finally~Season 4).   I’m knitting it out of Alpaca with a Twist’s Baby Twist, which is 100% baby alpaca and for sale in my space at Anoka Fiber Works.  This cowl will be a shop sample there.  If all goes well, the pattern will also be available at AFW for free with the purchase of the yarn to make your cowl.  I hope to have the cowl and pattern ready so you can work on your cowl while watching Downton Abbey this season!

New cowls

I’ve made a couple new cowls / neck warmers to take to Shepherd’s Harvest.

cowl / neck warmers

2 cowls to go

I’m finding them difficult to display, though.    My Styrofoam heads do not have necks, so they don’t display these nicely.  Any suggestion for displaying them?   I tried to take a photo of myself, but it is not easy. 

cowl / neckwarmer

On my neck

Hopefully, you can see how simple they are to wear.  They are knit of my 100% alpaca bulky yarn that I dyed myself.  If they don’t sell at Shepherd’s Harvest, they’ll be for sale in my online Hollyhock Gift Shop.