Fall Kick-Off with a Cowl Kit!

Welcome, autumn! Seriously, who doesn’t love fall? I think we knitters have a strong connection in that regard—when the leaves start to turn and fall, our reliable knitterly inspiration wreaks havoc and we want to knit all of the things. When things start to cool down, my renewed desire for freshly knitted cowls never fails to crop up. I love handknit cowls. They are fun and quick to knit and are the perfect accessory on a day that starts and ends on a chilly note. They are a great way to use up a skein or three of a really scrumptious yarn that has been waiting in the yarn cabinet for its purpose to manifest.

The cowls in the most recent issue of knit.purl speak to all of the things I love about cowls and fall and versatility and accessorizability (a word I may have just made up).

The Shredded Cowl is on the cover of the issue, and it’s great because of the interesting dropped-stitch construction, fun fringe, knit-quickness, and that Malabrigo colorway is just so autumn. 

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Shredded Cowl, Jenny Williams

The Desert Night Cowl is a unique and funky piece in terms of its construction and shape as well as the Tjockt super bulky yarn used to make it. Get out your size 35s and prepare to zip right through this baby for a cozy fall cowl in no time!

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Desert Night Cowl, Talitha Kuomi

Lastly, the DotDotDot Cowl plays with the ombré yarn trend we have been seeing a lot of lately. It combines the use of a solid yarn with a shifting tone yarn that Freia Handpaint Yarns specializes in, with spunky polka dots. Tina Whitmore, owner of Freia, is featured in this issue as well, where we get to take a closer look at her inspiration and process. Stay tuned for some fun in Tina’s world of ombré yarns!

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DotDotDot Cowl, Mari Chiba

We’re so happy to be able to offer knitters this cowl in a kit. The kit includes the three skeins of yarn needed to make the cowl, as well as a copy of this knit.purl issue, which includes the patterns for the other cowls and eighteen sweaters, as well as lots of technical and fashion editorial pieces! The kit is shipping out at the end of this month, but it’s going quickly, people!

Here’s to autumn knitting, cowl knitting, and well, just knitting!

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