Saturday, January 16, 2010


Palisade chunky cowl, handknit
Named for those crazy beautiful vertical rock formations along the Hudson. A cushy chunky cowl knit from 1 skein each of Silk Garden Chunky and Misti Alpaca Super Chunky (50/50 alpaca-wool).
Palisade chunky cowl, handknit
My own design, you can download a copy of the pattern for yourself here.

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Palisade chunky cowl, handknit 
The mixed weights, chunky and even chunkier, create  a nice 3 dimensional texture to the fabric, it almost looks woven, especially in the decorative rounds near the top. A great last minute gift. Especially for yourself if the weather has been cold & bitter. Ask me how I know.
It looks good around your head- if you had abundant hair, it'll flow out the top.  I couldn't quite pull it off for the photos, but when I find a model who can, I'll add it in, OK?

Fun fact: Silk Garden Chunky is so much softer than it's skinnier Silk Garden kin. I don't know why, but it's true. 

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Blogger Linda 'K' said...

Hi Gale - the link to your lovely new pattern doesn't seem to be working. We just gave a big hunk to Dox w/o Borders, but before I read your blog. Hope that counts.
Thanks for the pattern (when the link is back!).

10:38 PM  
Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

So sorry! The link is back and reattached to the pattern now. W Enjoy! Let me know if you knit it.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

NICE!! I didn't even know there was a silk garden chunky, now that the Yarney isn't carrying Noro. I may have to pay full price. And I did make extra to MSF.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Fab! At first glance, my eyes read it as double crochet. I love that it stands up so you can duck your chin down into it, yet it doesn't appear to strangle one's chin in the least.

Plus, with this in my queue I feel totally innocent about adding single skeins of chunky yarn to my stash. :-)

8:56 AM  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

So fun! It looks great -- love the colors you chose. Thanks Gale!!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Fantastic colors....excellent use of yarn textures!!! What a great design!

10:58 AM  
Blogger ImplausibleYarn said...

Beautiful colors! Lovely and all sorts of positive adjectives!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Nice. Or as my sixth graders say about something they like, "Sick."

I love cowls. I'm wearing a big tube of leftover Misti Alpaca Sock right now.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Cathy R said...

Ooooh, Oooooh, Ooooh!!! That is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

You have such keen color sense.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Loomit said...

What length circular needle--16"?

8:05 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

Great!!! love the combination!

7:26 AM  
Blogger woolanthropy said...

great cowl!
love the colors and chunky yarns.
It's cold and rainy here and would be perfect for today!

1:02 PM  
Blogger gayle said...

Cozy looking! And I'm crazy about your colors.
Looks like another perfect weapon in my arsenal against winter...

12:51 PM  

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