Ever since the new year, like many of my fellow knitters, I’ve wanted to reduce the size of my stash. I purchased this lovely orange skein at a fiber festival a couple of years ago because I was intrigued by the color. It’s from Brooks Farm Yarn in Lancaster, Texas. “Ellie” was marked down in the widows and orphans bin – the place where leftover skeins go to retire. It’s 4 ounces, 400 yards of a lustrous 50% Fine Wool, 50% Silk Slub.
I used the Dew Drop Cowl pattern which is available as a free Ravelry download. Here it is blocking.
Down here in Texas, it gets cold and occasionally freezes but not for long. I wanted a cowl that would keep me warm without burning me up. This airy pattern was just right. Bear is back to model the cowl for us.
Here is a close-up. I like that the yarn was spun to have thick and thin sections. It gives the cowl an interesting texture.
Bear is keeping watch over my work in progress, a large knit blanket. I keep it tucked away in this large tote from 31 Gifts. The tote bag was only $5 with my other purchases! I love those big grommets. I pull my needles through them to keep my stitches from falling off.
It’s been a bit chilly here in Texas. Perfect weather for my orange cowl. Now, back to that blanket.
35 thoughts on “Dew Drops Cowl in Orange”
It is a lovely open pattern and the colour is gorgeous. 🙂
I love the color. It has a nice sheen to it.
Love it! This coral-ish orange is gorgeous and I agree this lace cowl is perfect for our iffy Texas weather.
What part of Texas are you in? I’m in Houston.
Very nice! I like the way the silk slub adds extra interest to the pattern. And Bear looks fabulous in it!
Thanks. Bear makes a good model.
I like the texture of the yarn. The color is very pretty. I’m sure you’ll get quite a bit of use out of that cowl.
Definitely. Not to mention that it’s the color for the Texas Longhorns.
Haha, of course it is! 🙂
nice warm colour!
beautiful cowl, and I like the model as well! Thanks for stopping by my blog – I love meeting new people!
That tour you took of the fiber farm sounded so interesting!
Thanks – it really was – they are a small operation, but they do it all, and make the softest, most wonderfully colorful yarns. I have two sweaters I made wit their yarn, bought at big fiber shows. Seeing the operation gave me a whole new appreciation for the volume they produce, and the quality. I’ll be supporting them a whole lot more now. At least, that’s my excuse for buying yarn!
It is beautiful and looks so good on Teddy! You may find it hard to get it off him. I agree with you about the thick and thin texture. It does make it look interesting.
It’s a good thing that bear is very kind and let me have my cowl! I loved seeing the texture build with every row.
So cute. x
That yarn is gorgeous! And I love the light, lacy cowl. That seems to be the perfect combination of a little bit warm, and a Spring-like color. I hope it warms up enough here in Ohio for me to wear lighter weight things like this, soon!
Me too. I’ve seen photos of all that snow further North. Brrrr.
Q- love the cowl! Perfect yarn!
The cowl is a beautiful colour and well knitted
That orange is gorgeous. For some reason, it’s hard to find such beautiful colors where I live without having to drop a small fortune. I love your photo composition. I need a test subject like that too. 🙂
Thanks. I loved this orange when I saw it. The silk blended with the wool gives it a nice sheen.
You are so talented! This is a beautiful cowl.
Thanks! The pattern was easy but not boring.
I love this but Bear lives at my house too ………. do you think they’re related?
Very nice – I like the part about it being warm but not too warm.
Glad you liked it! I’ve already worn it and it’s just right for our weather.
It’s gorgeous and that is one of my all times favorite color 🙂
It sort of goes with almost everything.
Yes and it is such a rich warm color 🙂