There are probably thousands of cowl patterns on the Internet, so I was surprised yesterday when we had two customers come in working on the same cowl. One customer had finished knitting the cowl and just needed a little help with finishing. I had not seen this cowl. This knitter had done an amazing job and I was really impressed. As soon as she left, I went on Ravelry to find the pattern. It is called Honey Stitch Cowl from Canadian Living Magazine
You can find this pattern at the following link - http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/knitting/honey_stitch_cowl_pattern.php
One of the recommended yarns is Berroco Vintage Chunky, one of our most popular yarns which we stock in several colours.
To find the pattern, Ravelry linked me to the Canadian Living Website where I was surprised and delighted to find a large selection of FREE knitting patterns. Check them out at the link below.
There are many knitting websites offering wonderful (and frequently FREE) patterns. And new ones keep appearing. Over the next few blogs, I will fill you in on some of my favourites. I certainly do not claim to know them all, so if you have a favourite you think other knitters might enjoy, please e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) a link and I will check it out and pass it on in a blog.
For now, my two top favs many knitters already know -
On of the fabulous aspects of Ravelry is that knitters post pictures of their finished projects with information about yarns used etc. It is a very helpful resource to give you ideas for knitting projects. The last time I checked Clapotis on Ravelry, there were over 21,000 posted Clapotis projects. Many of the most popular designs on Ravelry were originally published on Knitty.
And put a maple leaf beside it, Knitty is Canadian.
Over the next few posts, I will let you know about some other great pattern resources.