More exciting news this week – the new edition of Inside Crochet arrived and my latest design using Eden Cottage Yarns beautiful 4 ply is featured on the cover. The Linoleum Cowl was inspired by a photo on Instagram of an old floor, I loved the vivid yellows and oranges and thought they would be a great combination for a “mid century” inspired accessory. I used a combination of Askham and Milburn 4 ply yarns, the shades were perfect and these yarns work so well together and allow the knitter or crocheter plenty of choice in putting together their own colour palette. Askham yarn is on special offer at the moment, so this is the perfect time to spoil yourself.
To make the cowl, you’ll need three different shades. I suggest making the motifs first, sewing them together and then working the main cowl until it matches the length of your motifs, this allows for any differences in tension to be “ironed out” by working more or fewer rows of the pattern.
Look out for issue 73 in the shops, there are some lovely patterns in this issue and a great interview with fellow designer Ali Campbell (who also has a guest project in my new book) and a really pretty shawl by Helda Pangary, which I am planning to make over the Christmas holidays. This is another project which would be perfect for Askham or Milburn, so I’ll be raiding my stash to find the perfect colour combination.