New Free Pattern(s): Sugarplum + Rolling Hills Cowl

One of the highlights of our trips to TNNA is having a little chat with Nadine from Be Sweet.  {If you're not familiar with the company or its mission, check out their "about" page here and specific information about their job creation programs here.} She is really, really lovely, and her funky, modern and bright yarns are a sight for trade-show weary eyes.

When Nadine suggested we combine the yarns from the Be Sweet line with the yarns from the Fibre Company line, we couldn't resist. 

We chose Be Sweet Magic Ball and paired it with Tundra - the goal was to create a substantial accessory with just one skein of each, and the bulky weight smooth 2-ply of Tundra with the funky, textured boucle, ribbon and glitter self striping yarns of Magic Ball seemed like a nice match. 

Armed with a skein of Magic Ball in Pebble Beach and a skein of Tundra in Snowdrift, Kate set to work. Nadine called upon deign talent of Tanis Gray and sent her a skein of Magic Ball in Morocco and a skein of Tundra in lingonberry.

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The end result is two cowl patterns, featuring stripes + lace in unexpected and modern ways.

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Pattern Specifications:
YARN: 1: The Fibre Company Tundra (60% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool + 10% silk; 120 yds/100gm skein): snowdrift (C1), 1 skein. 2: Be Sweet Magic Ball (Mixed fibers: baby mohair, merino wool, ribbon; 90-95 yds/50gm skein): pebble beach (C2), 1 skein. 
GAUGE: 11 sts and 13 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Stst on larger needles. 
NEEDLES: Size 10.5 (6.5 mm): 24” (61 cm) circular (cir) needle, or size to obtain gauge. 
NOTIONS: stitch markers (m), darning needle. 
SIZE: 28” (71 cm) circumference and 16” (41 cm) height, after blocking. 
NECESSARY SKILLS: Knitting, purling, reading lace from a chart.

For more information about the  Sugarplum Cowl, you can visit the pattern page on our website here, or the Ravelry page here. For more information about the Rolling hills Cowl, visit the Ravelry page here.