New Pattern: Capucha del Desierto (Desert Cowl)

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I've been inspired by all of the man shawls, cowls and wraps I've seen everywhere lately! It's nice to witness a broadening of traditional masculine garment boundaries. I wanted to design something in a similar vein to a mawl, but with a little more versatility that I could wear with jeans and boots or a casual dress sport coat. You can wear the capucha in several different ways depending on how much slack you allow in the icord ties and is a lot of fun to knit. It almost serves as a knitting sampler of sorts packed with several knitting techniques--icord bind-off, applied icord, cables, ribbing, eyelets, paired increases/decreases, short rows, etc.--that could be practiced and developed for use in larger, more advanced knitting projects. It's also a great stash buster! For the sample, I used a ribbon yarn for the lower half and a soft merino DK held double for the collar. The edging was knit in a bulky acrylic/wool tweed. The pattern will be released on 9/15/10 on Ravelry and The Knitting Mill Blog.






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Nice name. When I first saw it I believed it would be covering the head as an option as well. Batman wears a Capucha. I see that from a Capucha you can drop it down as a cowl, it is a really handsome design, love the colors. The design is very interesting with a very masculine overtone. It has many possibilities. Great Job

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Thanks so much Andy!

Thanks so much Andy! Unfortunately, I was having some computer issues that delayed the upload but it finally went live early this morning.

rharris63's picture

It looks like it comes from

It looks like it comes from wardrobe of Elizabeth I

MMario's picture

Bess would have loved it.

Bess would have loved it.

MMario's picture

Looks interesting... I

Looks interesting...

I often wish I could stand to wear something around my neck - about the only time I do is in character

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Definitely different and

Definitely different and intriguing. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

DeceptiveCookie's picture

WOW. Daddy likes... Can't

WOW. Daddy likes... Can't wait for the pattern!

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