Today’s guest post comes from Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley, co-owners of Kelbourne Woolens, distributors of The Fibre Company yarns, and authors of the new knitting book Vintage Modern Knits:
"Here in Philadelphia, the advent of spring means summer is starting to feel tantalizingly close. In between the rainy days, the temperature rises just enough to remind us of some the best parts of summer in the city: picnics in the park, long walks with the dogs to the farmers' market and iced coffee in the afternoon. It’s been a long, snowy winter, and we’re ready to shed our heavy coats for sundresses, sandals, and cut-off shorts.
It's still a bit chilly, though, and to ease the transition, we're getting creative with layers: tights, light cardigans, and just the right knitwear to let us break out the dresses a little early. This crocheted cowl, designed and modeled by our friend Maura Kirk, is the perfect thing for this uncertain weather. The basic stitch pattern is a pleasure to work in the luxurious Road to China Light yarn, a soft blend of alpaca, silk, camel, and cashmere. The combination of fibers results in a complex depth of color with a subtle sheen and fantastic drape. We had so much fun choosing three colors to use in the original that we picked out three alternate colorways to appeal to every wardrobe and style!
Thanks ladies! For instructions to make your own Breda Cowl, click here.