I am only barely scraping by my NaPoBloMo attempt with a post today, by the good grace of designer Elizabeth Elliott aka The Cusser Knits releasing her wonderful new pattern Circular Reasoning. It's the same geometrics that I love in her Contrariwise hat, but in a cushy cowl, knit as a tube.
When I photographed it for her in late August, I went out scouting for a location with no hint of the season...aka an urban plaza that was light on the nature. My good luck to find this bench, thoughtfully painted and then distressed by time and weather, to match the cowl's colorway.
It's knit in Spincycle Dyed in the Wool yarn, and it feels pretty amazing. The shifting colorways of the contrast color--well, I'm just going to warn you now that if you click over to their page, it is going to be hardto leave without a purchase. Don't say I didn't warn you.
OTOH--your holiday shopping for a knitter you love might get accomplished. Silver lining! One skein for them, one for you!
You can really see how the yarn plays here. The design features both texture and colorwork, which means it'll require some attention but won't be boring. The stranding and ends all end up inside the tube, so not much to finish. That's a win all around.
Thanks to the brains & beauty of Josephine, my model, who once again made it all look effortless.