Isadora Cowl Knit Along Round Up
Our Isadora Cowl knit along has come to an end and I have to say it's been really enjoyable. I've loved watching everyone's progress in the Tangled Yarn Ravelry group and seeing the different colour combinations everyone chose. I knitted mine in Amitola Grande in Pumpkin and Trenzar in Honey.
Finishing your cowl couldn't be easier. I decided to steam block mine, more for speed and the fact I was already wet blocking a shawl so didn't have to room to wet block my cowl too. Blocking though really opens up the lace pattern and evens out all the stitches especially where you change from one ball of yarn to another so I would recommend taking the time to do this. You can read more about why to block knitting and the different methods on blocking in our previous blog post; Blocking Your Hand Knits.
Here are just a few of the other finished cowls from the knitters in the Tangled Yarn Ravelry group
If you feel inspired to cast on Isadora yourself, the pattern is free to download from our website. You'll need a ball each of Amitola Grande and a ball of Trenzar. Choosing which colours to put together is fairly straight forward as Louisa Harding has cleverly choosen a colour palette in both yarn ranges that compliment one another beautifully; for ideas on colour combinations then check out our previous blog post.
Isadora was certainly a quick knit and would make an ideal last minute gift knit!
Louisa Harding has also released three quick holiday projects, each use just one ball of Amitola Grande. The patterns are available to download free from Louisa's website; although to show your appreciation you might like to make a donation to Cancer Research.
L-R: Spiced Punch in Amitola Grande in Tango (507), Frosted Leaves in Amitola Grande in Iceberg (516) and The Holly and the Ivy in Amitola Grande in Winter Rose (520).