Today I want to share a beautiful new design by Lara Smoot called Camberwell. Inspired by the Camberwell Beauty, Lara has created a multi-colored infinity style cowl using a simple chevron stitch and fingering weight yarn.
Not only is this design is the perfect solution to using up those small amounts of yarn that always seems to be left over when knitting socks or other small projects, but it’s a great stash busting project. Of course after knitting this lovely cowl, you still will have a bit of left over yarn and Lara has yet another solution, a pair of matching mitts!
The Camberwell Beauty is one of the many magnificent butterflies that we see here in Virginia in the fall. They are known to be very strong flyers and can often be found outside of their normal range during migration. I’ve tried to capture the Camberwell Beauty’s stunning color and chevron like edging of it’s wings in the stitch pattern of the Camberwell Cowl. ~ Lara Smoot
Lara’s instructions are clear, concise and easy to follow. This project is perfect for all levels of knitters and only requires a small amount of fingering weight yarn. For the cowl, you will need approximately 370 yards of fingering weight yarn and a size US 5/3.75mm circular knitting needle. For the mitts, you will need approximately 245 yards of fingering weight yarn and a set of size US 2/2.75mm double pointed needles.
I have to share that I LOVE this design, not only because I was one of the test knitters, but it really is awesome! Christmas is just around the corner and this cowl, with matching mitts, would be a great gift!
I am very excited to share that Lara is giving away one PDF pattern of her new Camberwell design collection (cowl and mitts) to one lucky blog reader.
All you need to do is leave a comment and if you have a Raverly ID, be sure to leave that as well. This giveaway is open to all and will end next Friday, October 11th. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and announced on Saturday, October 12th. Lara will be emailing the pattern to the winner.
Thank you for entering, this giveaway is now closed!