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Winterlit Herringbone Cowl Pattern


At last, a cowl.

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of this knitting pattern, so carefully designed to complement the unique hand of First Harvest yarnWinterlit, it is called and indeed, the saturated hues shine like a beacon through the grey.  Winterlit is knit in Herringbone stitch, an elegant but easy to learn stitch pattern perfectly suited to a handspun yarn such as this.  Chevrons, buttons, bulky handspun yarn on big needles – these are the makings of a perfect late winter afternoon.


More importantly, it is a pattern that uses an entire skein of First Harvest, (or a suitable handspun bulky, when First Harvest is sold out, wink wink) whether the skein measures 100 or 148 yards. That flexibility was crucial to the design process, because I spun every yard of this yarn, folks.  I don’t want the leftovers crowding your stash any more than you do.



Does this look familiar? I ask the sheep, before I realize that they were nothing more than babes when First Harvest was collected. Still, I imagine they recognize me as kindred, joyfully wearing the wool of their mothers and father.


Mister Munson, now so wooly and grown into his nose wrinkles, gives the cowl a sniff test, checking for acrylic fibers.  The sheep hold a zero-tolerance policy for that shit, and rightly so. The cowl comes up clean.


It is the final step for me in this First Harvest – giving the yarn that I grew, washed, plant-dyed, and spun a pattern to transform it into elegant utility.  I invite you to try it for yourself.  More details and the PDF pattern can be found in my newly-polished-up shop as well as on Ravelry.

May it keep you and your loved ones abundantly warm and glowing.


Note to the moderately observant among you:  Yes, it is mighty humbling to unknowingly lose an earring, especially a big flashy one, during a product photo shoot. Thank you for asking.  Sonofa.

All photos in this series were captured by the charming Mister Andrew.  Many thanks to him.



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4 responses to “Winterlit Herringbone Cowl Pattern


Would love to know the conversation that was going on with the ladies and Mr Munson. Looks to be pretty interesting! Proud of you dear friend!

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