Even though the weather is warming up here in Denver, I can't stop knitting! Here at Fancy Tiger, we went crazy for the Woolens book when it arrived a few months ago and I couldn't wait to pick a project. Normally I can't resist a pattern for Brooklyn Tweed yarn, but I had never worked with Cumbria before and the Castlerigg colorway was calling my name!
Pattern: Furrow Cowl by Jared Flood for Woolens
Materials: 2 skeins of The Fibre Company's Cumbria in Castlerigg
Size Made: One Size
I really love the Moss Stitch texture of the Furrow Cowl. I am not typically a fan of repeated knit 1, purl 1 patterns because it slows me down a little and I like to be speedy! However, I couldn't resist this pattern and I'm really happy with the way it turned out! This cowl was well worth the extra time!
The overall pattern is very easy to memorize and I barely had to read the instructions after I got going. The occasional cable stitches keep it from becoming too tedious while still remaining simple to follow. One of my favorite things about the Furrow Cowl is the shape! The top of the cowl is smaller than the bottom which gives it a really nice drape once you're wearing it.
I'm very happy I branched out on the yarn for this project. The Cumbria was great to work with and knit up so quickly! I will definitely seek it out for future projects. The mohair makes it very warm so it would be great for other scarves or sweaters.
If you haven't had a chance to peep through the Woolens book yet, I would definitely recommend it! It's full of great patterns and beautiful photographs in typical Brooklyn Tweed fashion. I already have my eye on the Crosshatch scarf to add to my queue!