New Pattern: Capucha del Desierto (Desert Cowl)

I've been inspired by all of the man shawls, cowls and wraps I've seen everywhere lately! It's nice to witness a broadening of traditional masculine garment boundaries. I wanted to design something in a similar vein to a mawl, but with a little more versatility that I could wear with jeans and boots or a casual dress sport coat. You can wear the capucha in several different ways depending on how much slack you allow in the icord ties and is a lot of fun to knit. It almost serves as a knitting sampler of sorts packed with several knitting techniques--icord bind-off, applied icord, cables, ribbing, eyelets, paired increases/decreases, short rows, etc.--that could be practiced and developed for use in larger, more advanced knitting projects. It's also a great stash buster! For the sample, I used a ribbon yarn for the lower half and a soft merino DK held double for the collar. The edging was knit in a bulky acrylic/wool tweed. The pattern will be released on 9/15/10 on Ravelry and The Knitting Mill Blog.






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WOW. Daddy likes... Can't wait for the pattern!

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Definitely different and intriguing. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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MMario's picture

Looks interesting...

I often wish I could stand to wear something around my neck - about the only time I do is in character

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It looks like it comes from wardrobe of Elizabeth I

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Bess would have loved it.

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Nice name. When I first saw it I believed it would be covering the head as an option as well. Batman wears a Capucha. I see that from a Capucha you can drop it down as a cowl, it is a really handsome design, love the colors. The design is very interesting with a very masculine overtone. It has many possibilities. Great Job

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Thanks so much Andy! Unfortunately, I was having some computer issues that delayed the upload but it finally went live early this morning.