Dew Drops Cowl in Orange

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.

Ellie Yarn

I used the Dew Drop Cowl pattern which is available as a free Ravelry download. Here it is blocking.

Ellie Cowl 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.

Dew Drops Cowl in Orange

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.

Dew Drops Cowl in Orange Close-up

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.

Dew Drops Cowl in Orange and Knitting Bag

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

      1. 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!

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂

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