We may have mentioned Kristen Kapur of Through the Loops one or two (or three!) times on this blog. And you may have heard us go on a little bit about the gorgeousness of The Uncommon Thread yarns. (Here, here, here and here.) So we like them both a little bit. Okay, maybe a lot! And when Sophie knit up a sample for the shop of a Kristen Kapur pattern, using The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock, a little magic happened.
Don’t let the name Tough Sock fool you. Though it is indeed tough, and perfect for socks, this yarn has a soft side too. And its twist gives it a little spring, making this cowl stretchy without the risk of losing its shape. Ce Persiano – the dyer behind The Uncommon Thread, makes us love neutrals in ways we couldn’t have imagined, and Plata, the main colour in our sample, is a case in point. Confetti, a beautifully speckled colourway, works surprisingly well with it. Of course, we couldn’t resist thinking up other colour combinations for this dreamy cowl. We can’t get enough of greeny-yellow and grey combinations like this one, comprised of Meadow Grass and Cumulus.
We love the drama of this combination – Toast and Lust.
And here’s one for you purple lovers out there; it’s Into Dust and Aged Merlot.
The Rivington Cowl takes just one skein of each colour for the medium size, which is the one shown here. There are instructions for a smaller and larger size. For the larger size, you’ll need one more skein of your main colour. Sophie’s label for the cowl is as lovely as the sample!
Happy autumn knitting!
*Oops! In our original post we named the colours Plata as Spumoni. Both combinations do indeed look lovely!