Ever since Brooklyn Tweed released its new yarn, Arbor, last fall I have been dying to try it. I can't get enough of Loft and Shelter so I figured it would become an instant favorite too. Well, I finally got around to knitting with it, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.
About a month ago, the Brooklyn Tweed Arbor Collection trunk show was at Fancy Tiger and this beautiful high pines cowl was on display tempting me for a whole week.... My will power was tested, and as usual, Jared Flood won!
I decided to go with the orangey, brick color, Butte partly because it is stunning and partly because I have been knitting in mostly shades of gray for months now. It was great to break things up with a little pop of color and bonus, it turned out really bold and fun, which I love!
This pattern was way more simple to follow than you might think. That is one of my favorite things about Jared Flood patterns, they always look intricate and complex, but they are usually simple to follow, with fun and easy to remember repeats. Once you get a few rows setup, you can basically ditch the pattern. I hate being chained to a physical pattern, so I love when this happens.
I don't know how much I will be wearing this cowl in the near future, it is pretty thick and warm, but I can't wait until I can make full use of it next winter