A Match Made in Yarn Heaven: The Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock

Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Loop, LondonWe 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.

Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Loop, London

This is the Rivington Cowl. Knit up in Tough Sock, in Peat and Confetti*, it’s subtle, springy and just right for autumn days.

Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Loop, London

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. Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Loop, London

We love the drama of this combination – Toast and Lust.

Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Loop, London

And here’s one for you purple lovers out there; it’s Into Dust and Aged Merlot.

Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Loop, London

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!

Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Loop, London

Happy autumn knitting!

Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Loop, London

*Oops! In our original post we named the colours Plata as Spumoni. Both combinations do indeed look lovely!

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One comment on “A Match Made in Yarn Heaven: The Rivington Cowl & Uncommon Thread Tough Sock
  1. Mit says:

    Wow! Just what I need for the tough sock in my stash – thanks!