Cream and Sugar Cowl

I'm happy to introduce you to the newest addition to the Never Not Knitting pattern collection.
The Cream and Sugar Cowl is now available for purchase.

This is a cozy and lightweight cowl ideal for transitional seasons such as spring and autumn. 
This cowl is made up of big, fat cables knit out of fingering weight yarn, 
so the resulting fabric is quite squishy and stretchy. 
I think it's a great application for that special sock-weight yarn that we all have in our stash. So many of us collect skein after skein of sock yarn while lacking the desire to knit the accompanying number of socks. Well.. maybe that is just me. :)

Cowls are such a nice "no-fuss" accessory. I just love that quality in cowls. Not a big unruly scarf to deal with, just a nice simple piece to slip over your head for that extra layer of warmth and style.

The yarn I used for this cowl was Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Ginger colorway. 
This color is so cozy and inviting with its rich caramely color and subtle variations. 
It reminds me of the color of coffee or tea when you add cream.. and sugar.
If this yarn was a food. I would eat it. 

I have to say that I really enjoyed knitting this cowl. The pattern is simple and easy enough to knit that it went very quickly. Also, I think that this cowl is very flattering. I've designed it so that the bottom is slightly wider than the top. That way it lays well on your shoulders and frames the face nicely.

Here is the pattern information for those of you who are interested in knitting up a Cream and Sugar Cowl of your very own:

Width: approx 15”/ 38cm around on the top, approx 20”/ 51cm around on the bottom unstretched. 
Length: approx 9”/ 23 cm.

Madelinetosh Tosh Sock 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 395 yd/361m per 114 gram skein; color: Ginger; 1 skein or approx 350 yd/ 320m of a fingering weight wool or wool blend.

Alternate Yarns: Malabrigo Sock, Becoming Art Dulche Light Fingering, Madelinetosh Prairie, The Fibre Company Road to China Light
1 16” US5/ 3.75mm circular needle 
1 stitch marker 
Cable needle 
Tapestry needle

24 sts/ 28 rows = 4" / 10cm in Stockinette st on US5 / 3.75mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.

Thank you to Julie Crawford of for being such a beautiful model and to her husband for the excellent photography.

I hope that all of you enjoy the pattern! Happy knitting!

This pattern is now available in French. Please click here to purchase the French translation.