Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 294 – Sanibel Cowl

As much as I pine for summer during the winter, I'm always a little sad when it's time to put my winter accessories away for the season. It will eventually be too hot for any scarves at all, but until that moment, I'll be donning scarves and cowls in increasingly thinner and lighter yarns.

This week's pattern, which is just right for spring weather, is from Beth at Black Purl Designs and has already been a hit with her customers. It is knit in the round with Sanibel. The randomly placed rounds of eyelets are simple to knit and can be worked as much or as little as you like. With a little counting they could be symmetrical, or, as Beth suggests, just used as a border at the beginning and end of the cowl.

Meg Myers

View Beth’s designs on Ravelry

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The Yarn

42% Cotton, 58% Viscose

Sanibel is our fashion yarn: understated, feminine and chic, with a touch of glitz that makes a statement for both daytime and evening wear. The drape is alluring, the hand soft, and the palette sophisticated. Sanibel is perfect for those who want a little excitement in their stash.

West Garden – the newest Sanibel design collection

The five new designs in Sanibel, published in West Garden, run the summer-knitting gamut. Texture, lace, stockinette – Sanibel shines.

(Clockwise from the top left) Darjeeling is a form-fitting dress (or tunic) knit in alternating bands of stockinette and garter stitch with a peaked hem; High Tea is a cardigan with lace ties and an open front ; Jam and Scones is a cropped pullover in a textured chevron stitch; you may recognize Lady Londonderry from the summer issue of Interweave Knits, the capelet is worked from the bottom up in feather and fan with a wide rib at the top; Duchess of Bedford is a drape-neck tee worked in an allover eyelet pattern.

Look for the West Garden pattern booklet at your LYS or purchase the patterns online.

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