3 Color Cashmere Cowl

So, my friend Lynn, that lives in Missouri knit me this amazing cowl for Christmas!!  I love it!!  This is the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli!  This is one of the hottest knitting projects around right now and has been for awhile.  It’s the kind of project, that when you wear it, people ask “is that the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl?”

Lynn knit herself one, and then she knit me one, and while we were in Seattle during Christmas, she bought yarn from So Much Yarn, to knit another one.  The yarn that Lynn used on mine is Mirasol Nuna.  I love it so much, and I love wearing it – thank you Lynn!!

To give you an idea of popularity, there are 5,532 projects over on Ravelry with the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl.  Not all of them are even listed, so there are even more than that.  Mine isn’t on there, because Lynn doesn’t use her Ravelry account that way.  Go to Ravelry, purchase your pattern for $4, and then head to the yarn shop to pick our your colors and knit yourself a cowl.

Epistropheid I & II

Carmel, a constant contributor for America’s Knitting started her own year long fair isle monthly knit-along!  Last month in January of 2018, she had the Norwegian Star hat, and this month of February, 2018, she is doing Kate Davies Epistropheid hat.  Carmel is a dynamo, I’m not gonna lie, so of course she finished her first hat, but loved it so much, she already had the yarn she envisioned for her second hat.  So without further ado, here are her hats I & II!

 

Baa-ble Hat

Here is a picture of my Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith.  This was the free hat pattern for Shetland Wool Week from 2015.  It’s my dream to actually go to Shetland Wool Week at some point.  This was a really fun and fast knit!  I simply used various worsteds from my stash.  I think the sheep are adorable and I would definitely knit this again!

Apple Yarns

Last October, Diana, the gal that heads up our Ravelry group, visited Apple Yarns in Bellingham, Washington!  Bellingham has three yarn shops.  Sounds like a town/city that gets a lot of knitting done.

Bellingham is also a college town, and the home to Western Washington University!  Apple Yarns, however is located in what Diana would call auto row amongst several auto dealerships and similar industry businesses.

When Diana was there for her visit, there were two different ladies working, Claudia Barbo, and Francine Heaton.  Francine is the lady on the left and Claudia is the lady on the right in the photo.  Claudia designed both scarves that the ladies are wearing.   While Diana was there, and visiting with Claudia & Francine, they mentioned that knitters drop of their cars to be serviced, and then pop in and knit a while, and wait there versus waiting and knitting at the dealership.  I just wonder how many people have learned to knit at Apple Yarns whilst waiting for their car.  I wonder if Apple Yarns does any targeted advertisement over there HAHA!

Diana loved the classes room area very much!  Thank you so much Claudia and Francine for spending time with Diana and allowing her to take some pictures.  So, whether you are a college student, waiting to get your car fixed, or are mainly a resident of Bellingham, or a visitor, stop into Apple Yarns, and take a class or just hang out and work on your knitting, so you can get on to the business of shopping for that next project!

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Diana Cripe~