Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 266 – Portland Twigs Cowl

When I worked at my LYS, helping people choose buttons was one of my favorite tasks. Buttons can completely change the personality of a piece. Such is the case with today's Portland Twigs Cowl by Tonia Barry. The double-stranded cowl is worked in the round with simple knit/purl patterns. The buttons are added last with crochet chain loops to bring it together.

Not being much of a sweater knitter myself, this buttoned cowl is just the thing to satisfy my button "thing".

Meg Myers

View Tonia’s designs on Ravelry


(file size: 445 KB; published November 6, 2012)

The Yarn

Portland Tweed
50% Wool • 25% Alpaca • 25% Viscose

Portland Tweed is a clever blend of virgin wool, alpaca and viscose that knits up at a gauge that works well for many garments. The bold shades in Portland Tweed's pallet offer a fresh take on the classic, tweedy yarn.

Featuring Portland Tweed: the Pattern Booklets

The Portland Tweed library of patterns is sizeable. The most recent pattern booklets have every sort of project, from mittens and scarves to cabled cardigans and color-work pullovers.


Booklet covers from left to right: Canterbury (new for Fall 2012), October and Prairie.


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