A Colorful Knitted Cowl

One of my favorite times of day during the workweek is when I am able to settle down onto my cozy sofa in the evenings and pick up my knitting. Just picking up my pointy sticks immediately brings me to a place of meditative calm, a place where I hear the whispers of my deepest creative dreams. I love getting lost in the yarn-y world of color and texture.

One of my latest projects, a linen stitch neck cowl in oranges and browns, was inspired by Jane Thornley’s Winter Forest Evocative Guide.

A couple of summers ago, I shared some yummy batiked fabric here. To add extra texture to my cowl, I found myself ripping off thin strips of the “seed pod” fabric to add to my knitting. What a great idea, Jane!

This is a fabulous little piece that knits up easily and is perfect for jazzing up a solid colored shirt or sweater.

Next up: a feather and fan wrap whose colors speak of sea and sky.

What are you creating today?

6 comments on “A Colorful Knitted Cowl

  1. Judy says:

    Oh Karen!!! That is so beautiful.. It’s like sunshine. Love it.

  2. Arline says:

    Absolutely yummmmmy!

  3. artandtea says:

    Thank you, thank you!!

  4. Susan Hemann says:

    The cowl is wonderful. I just want to run my hands over it. It reminds me of the colors and textures of the west.

  5. artandtea says:

    Thanks Susan, it was so much fun to create!

  6. Mardi says:

    Love your cowl Karen and your blog! I can’t imagine that I had never seen it til now!

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