Isadora Cowl Knit Along

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Rachel Owen | O Comments

I'd like to introduce you to two new yarns from Louisa Harding; Amitola Grande and Trenzar, they are made to compliment one another beautifully.

Fans of Louisa Harding Amitola will recognise Amitola Grande as it's the Aran weight version of Amitola which is long standing favourite here at Tangled Yarn. It has the same self-striping qualities but knits up with a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows on 6mm knitting needles and is a wonderful blend of wool and silk.


Louisa Harding Amitola Grande
Amitola Grande is available in 12 colours (80% wool, 20% silk; 100g / 250m)


Trenzar is an innovative new yarn which uses lyocell, recycled wood pulp this gives the effect of lighter tones in the yarn as it doesn't fully take the yarn dye. Trenzar is wonderfully soft, combined with the lyocell you also have Merino wool and super fine alpaca. Like Amitola Grande, Trenzar is an Aran weight yarn with a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows over 10cm on 5mm needles and has a wonderful drape.


Trenzar is available in 10 colours (35% wool, 30% lyocell, 23% alpaca, 12% acrylic; 100g / 160m)


Anyway enough of my chatter we are kicking starting these new yarns with a month long knit along! The plan is to cast on on or after Tuesday 3rd November and cast off by Monday 30th November. There will be a dedicated thread in the Tangled Yarn group on Ravelry, where you can post you pictures and generally have a good old chat whilst your knitting your cowl! 


 Isadora shown here knitted in Trenzar in Damson (306) & Amitola Grande in Berries (503)


The pattern is free to download. You'll need one ball each of Trenzar and Amitola Grande; you'll also need a 6mm circular needle and stitch markers of which the pattern recommends 20; you'll find these really helpful to keep track of your pattern repeats.

Here are just a few suggestions for colour combinations but don't stop there we can't wait to see what you come up with.


This project would make a great start to your Christmas gift knitting or you could knit two and keep one yourself!

You can also share your progress on Instagram by using the hashtag #tangledyarnuk

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