Already mastered your “First Colorwork Cowl”? Knit Tressa Weidenaar’s “Twin Lakes Cowl” with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter! This colorwork pattern is similar, but has larger motifs, some of which require trapping long floats – here’s a tutorial from Modern Daily Knitting that shows a few methods.
“Twin Lakes Cowl,” by Tressa Weidenaar. Photo © Tressa Weidenaar
Weidenaar’s bold use of high contrast color caught my eye; she’s used Fossil in the background and Homemade Jam and Almanac in the foreground, two shades that are about the same value and both contrast against the white.
As I put together these alternate “Twin Lakes Cowl” color combinations, I kept this strategy in mind – one light background color and two dark contrast colors.
Then I flipped it, selecting one dark background color and two light contrast colors.
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter: worsted weight, 100% Targhee-Columbia wool, 140 yards/50 g; $13.75 each, or $41.25 for three skeins needed to knit “Twin Lakes Cowl.”
We have a huge selection of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in stock – make an in-store shopping appointment to select your own color combination, or pick from the options above and order online for local pickup or shipping!
We’re delighted to have five new colors of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra!
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra:
- sport weight
- 60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair
- 185 yards/50 g
- $12 each
Andorra is a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. It’s a wooly, lustrous 2-ply with a medium twist, not too tight or loose, and especially after knitting, it looks pleasantly fuzzy – perfect for colorwork knitting!
Members of our HYS Hat Club got two skeins of Andorra in their most recent bundles, contrasting colors to make Tressa Weidenaar’s “Pyramid Hike Hat.” The pattern is named for Pyramid Peak in Weidenaar’s home state of New Mexico, and the colorwork motif suggests high mountains and wide, clear skies.
I had fun putting these combinations together with the “Pyramic Hike Hat” in mind – there are so many possibilities with all these colors!
Here are a few other intriguing patterns for Andorra:
- “Adventura,” by Laura Nelkin – choose-your-own adventure color-block shawl
- “Snow Drop Hat,” by Kate Gagnon Osborn – geometric colorwork hat
- “OneOne Winter Hat,” by Karen Vølund Fechter – vertical striped colorwork hat with corrugated ribbing
- “Jenny,” by Courtney Kelley – Bohus-inspired colorwork yoke pullover
- “Fine Lines,” by Lori Versaci – striped ribbed tee
Order online for local pickup or shipping! We’re still closed to walk-in browsing, but are otherwise here for orders and pickups between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays. Thanks for your support!
The Autumn 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!
This issue is guest edited by Ocean Rose, who chose the theme “home,” so appropriate for the season any year, but especially this year. For safety and also in keeping with the theme, the folks at Pom Pom had models take their own photos at home, and the results are truly beautiful.
The cover sweater is a striking intarsia pullover by Sylvia Watts-Cherry, knit with Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.
Pick up this issue for essays by Sukrita Mahon and Elliot Maud, designs by Tressa Weidenaar, Audrey Borrego, thepetiteknitter, and others, and even a spectacular cheesecake recipe!
Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50 – order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop! Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!