On this first day of the New Year, I'm pleased to share my first pattern for 2016, a cowl called Erste (which means "first" in German).
Pattern: Erste, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport
To celebrate its release, I'm having a flash sale: Erste and all individual Blue Peninsula patterns in my Ravelry store are 20% off, now through midnight EST Sunday, January 3. No coupon code required!
Erste is a seamless cowl that pairs columns of cables with a wide lace pattern that looks like cables—but isn't. It's knit in the round on a circular needle, with no seaming or grafting required.
For a warm and luxurious cowl, I recommend a solid color yarn with great stitch definition. For the sample, I used Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport (a blend of merino, silk, and yak)—the same yarn I used for my Fee-bee Mitts. Ever since I designed those mitts, I've wanted to use Traveler Sport again. It comes in such rich, sophisticated colors and feels so good against your skin.
Erste would be a nice project for the second annual Blue Peninsula Selfish Knitting KAL (starts today). Hope to see you in the KAL! It continues through February 7, and you can cast on anytime.
Many thanks to my sister Jenny for editing the pattern (thanks for catching that I left a cable needle off the list of supplies, Jen!).
Thank you very much for reading, and best wishes for a very happy 2016.