Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Picot! Picot! And Sale! Sale!

We interrupt this irregularly (erratically, even) scheduled broadcast to say that the final pattern of August is out! Meet the Picot! Picot! Cowl:

(modeled by the ever lovely Casey, last seen wearing the Earl Grey Mitts!)

This pattern's genesis came about almost seven months ago, during a coffee date with a friend. After having done the picot edging on the Bristol's Cowl, I was talking about how, once you've done a picot, you suddenly want to put it on everything. Well, the lightbulb went off, and this cowl is the result! It utilizes the typical picot edging, true, but it's also got picots incorporated throughout the whole body of the cowl. So much fun!

(thank goodness for Wharf St. in downtown Portland. It's one of the best locations for a photoshoot ever!)

This cowl also utilizes SuriPaco's gorgeous Katahdin Collection yarn, a 60/40 blend of domestic suri alpaca and domestic merino. Coming in at a lushly spun aran weight, this stuff is fantastic to work with! I can't wait for cooler temperatures so I can snuggle down deep in it.

The other cool thing about this cowl is that it heralds a sale on my self-published patterns on Ravelry. My 26th birthday is on Sunday, and I decided to celebrate my last week of being 25 by having a 25% off sale. Go forth and use the coupon code "birthday"!


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