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Web-Letter, Issue 168 – La Gran Dreamy Cowl

As the holiday season approaches, I imagine myself going out in the evening, all dolled up, ready to paint the town red! But my coat is frayed and I don’t really want to have to worry about it all night. I’ve seen some ready-to-wear items that seemed to fit the bill, especially the big cowls being shown in so many shops. Heather also showed me one she had seen, and it was perfect for us to quickly knit in a soft, fuzzy, super-warm yarn – La Gran. For more cowl inspiration, see our blog for a review of Cathy Carron's Cowl Girls with a giveaway! Read on…

 Betsy Perry

The Story:

I have been receiving a lot of emails lately to convince me to buy this or that. Sometimes I think, "well I could make that", but that's about as far as it goes. Many of us crafty people have all these great ideas and plans but seldom find the time to make it all happen. However this was not the case here. I saw a soft, fuzzy capelet/cowl pictured in an email and thought, now this is something that would be a very quick and easy knit, perfect for the holiday season and would work for any age.

La Gran is the perfect yarn to use doubled. Knit on large needles the mohair fibers fill in any open spaces to create a warm, lofty knit without the weight.


The Yarn:

La Gran
64% kid mohair, 25% wool, 11% nylon

Mohair, the fiber from Angora goats, is fine and lustrous and has many of the good qualities of wool. Knit on a large needle, La Gran produces a lightweight and airy fabric. The mohair in La Gran is twisted with wool (for warmth) and nylon (for strength) as a binder that keeps mohair from shedding. The yarn is then brushed to bring out the lofty soft halo of the mohair fiber.

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The Pattern:

Here is the free downloadable La Gran Dreamy Cowl pattern. (file size: 232 KB)

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If you like the design above, you'll like this too:
456 Mittens in La Gran

Pattern available in Web-Letter Issue #61.