New pattern: Sandstone cowl
Sometimes inspiration strikes like lightning and all you can do is pick up your needles and yarn and cast on immediately. That’s exactly what happened to me during the holidays. I had a sudden inspiration for a quick knit cowl with simple mosaic knitting, and I sketched Sandstone cowl and knitted the sample on a whim in two days.
Sandstone is the perfect pattern to knit if you want to dip your toes into mosaic knitting. Using a heavier weight yarn, it knits up quickly and keeps your neck warm on the cold winter days.
Sandstone is also great for playing with colours. I used worsted weight The Fibre Co. Cumbria in earthy colourways for this sample, and our test knit group used a fun variety of different colour combos. What yarn will you choose?
Sandstone is a lovely cowl with snug fit and pretty colourwork.
Knitted in the round from the bottom up, Sandstone features simple lace and an easy mosaic pattern. It’s a quick knit with worsted weight yarn, and a wonderful project for trying out mosaic knitting.
Mosaic knitting is a simple technique where only one colour is worked on each row and the colourwork is created with slipped stitches. If you can do stripes, you can do mosaic knitting. This project is also a fun way to play with colour combinations. Choose subtle, natural shades like used in the sample, or have fun with happy and bright colours.