Designer Feature

Knitscene Winter 2016 / Snowflake Cowl by Jesie Ostermiller

The winter issue of knitscene was just released, and it does not disappoint! There are some really exceptional sweaters, running from classic cables to subtle but excellent applications of color.

We’re lucky to have one of The Fibre Co. yarns, Cumbria Fingering in the issue, in the Snowflake Cowl by featured designer Jesie Ostermiller.

From the issue:
“When offered the opportunity to put together a collection for knitscene, Jesie says she knew immediately it would involve colorwork. “Nordic stars, Scandinavian two-color Norwegian sweaters, snowflakes, graphic motifs, navy and white and gray—I knew right away.” After narrowing her collection down to just a few pieces, Jesie ultimately found herself aiming for a 1970s après-ski look with a Gilmore Girls/Olympic Village feel that taps into trends that are everywhere now.”

The Snowflake Cowl begins with a provisional cast on, and then in worked in the round in a tube for the length of the scarf. The provisional cast on is then removed and the beginning an end are grafted together for a seamless finish. The combination of fingering weight yarn and classic lice stitch and snowflake design in a modern circular cowl makes for a perfectly up-to-date accessory with a timeless look! 

Yarn The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering: Derwentwater (dark blue; MC), 3 skeins; Scafell Pike (gray; CC), 1 skein.
Gauge 25 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ in charted pattern, after blocking
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16″ circular (cir).
Notions Marker (m); removable m; size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; waste yarn for provisional CO and to be used as a stitch holder; spare size 3 (3.25 mm) or smaller 16″ cir needle for grafting; tapestry needle.
Size 50¼” circumference and 8¾” wide

View the full issue on Ravelry here.
Buy the individual PDF here
To view a list of N. American stockists who carry The Fibre Co. yarns, click here.
To view The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering, click here.

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