Pattern available directly from Glenna through Ravelry or on her blog. Pattern and yarn available from us!
Glenna designed this for us back in September, and I’m thrilled with it. Although I went full-on rebel on her and didn’t make it with the yarn it was designed for. I know. I’m sure there will be punishment. I made one modification at Glenna’s suggestion: I shortened the pattern repeat length from the hem to the waist. Cause, you know, when the designer is twice your height… 😉
The colour is a Firefly inspired colour. In this case, I dyed the colour first…soft plums and purples strongly overdyed with a medium grey…and then was reminded of the quote. Brains…grey matter…and besides, who DOESN’T want to name something Also, I Can Kill You With My Brain?
(Note the brain-ish texture)
Recommended wearing: Around difficult people.
Pattern available directly from Natalie through Ravelry, and as a kit from us! We’re finding that a lot of people are choosing different yarns to make this with…we can help you find one that works for you.
I decided to make the large size and use a different yarn than the one Natalie redesigned it with for us. Yeah, I know. Totally blindsided you. Couldn’t see THAT coming! My gauge was off by about 1/2 a stitch or so and the cowl ended up being super-huge. Like, “I can live in it” huge. Much larger than intended.
And I don’t care. It’s big and wrappy and warm and cozy and snuggly and soft and LIGHT. It was a long knit that never seemed to get boring. Caveat: at the time of knitting it, I was looking for something brainless that I could just knit and knit and knit and not really have to think about (other than counting rows once in a while to make sure I wasn’t knitting the Holland Tunnel). I wear it all the time and wrap it in all kinds of ways. A fun fun piece to have in your wardrobe.
But I think I need to knit a smaller large one too. Just saying.
Recommended wearing: everywhere.
I saw this on Thea when I met her at the Ravelry Rhinebeck party in October. And pretty much stalked her until the pattern was posted. Although I tried dyeing other colours for it, only a deep, dark purple would work. And since we’ve been wanting to name a colour Grrr…Arg. for a while now…and I believe I may have uttered those words while trying to get the colour just right…
The vertical lines of this lace (also echoed in the lower back of the sweater) are very flattering.
Recommended wearing: This is a great layering piece. I wasn’t sure I’d like the shorter sleeves, but I find it to be the perfect layer of warmth in my cold office. Definitely see this as a great 3 season piece as well…taking me from fall through cold winters and into early spring.