This summer marks our first year of participating in the Slow Yarn Crawl PNW! As of June 15, we've already welcomed nearly three dozen visitors from all around the Pacific Northwest, and we're excited to meet many of you on your Slow Crawl journeys.
Our knitted pattern is the Shi Shi Beach Cowl (pictured below), designed by Meredith Hainsworth of Useless Bay Knits. It's an intermediate - advanced brioche cowl, worked in the round in 2-color brioche. We're suggesting using two 50g hanks of Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers, though it'd also make a great stashbuster if you're focusing on that this year.
Never done brioche? No worries! We've got suggestions for a couple of free patterns that'll help bridge the gap so you can approach this pattern with confidence! To practice one-color brioche in the round, we recommend the Basic Brioche Cowl by Mercedes Tarasovich; it's a worsted- or aran-weight cowl that will use somewhere in the neighborhood of 225-250 yards of yarn. To practice two-color brioche in the round, we recommend the Brioche Basic Beanie by Marilynn Blacketer; it'll take just over 200 yards of worsted-weight yarn.
We also have a crochet pattern, the Cama Beach Scarf - when you visit, make sure that we get your email address so that we can email you a copy of the pattern when we get it finished later on this summer! (Lindsey wrote up the pattern, but lost her design notebook just as she was ready to type it up, so we're reverse-engineering it to make sure that our crocheters don't get left out.)
It uses one ball of Pollock by Juniper Moon Farms (55% silk / 45% linen) and uses three relatively simple stitches to create an asymmetrical scarf that's the perfect thing to throw over your shoulders for a cool PNW evening. Photos below!
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