Moonwake Cowl

Moonwake Cowl

We’ve been having very stormy weather here in the UK for the past week or so, and spring is feeling a little distant at the moment. What better way to perk up than with the gorgeous new cowl pattern from Andrea Mowry? Moonwake Cowl uses 4 different colours of mYak Medium, a worsted weight 100% yak yarn. We have colour combination ideas for you!

mYak is such a special yarn, and we are always so excited when we see new designs that use this squishy, warm and cosy yarn. Their yarns are spun from 100% natural fibres, hand collected by their nomadic partners on the Tibetan Plateau and spun by the expert craftsmen of the finest woollen mills in Italy. Yak yarn is warmer than lambswool and as fine as cashmere!

We have some gorgeous colour combinations for this cowl to show you – we are so excited about this pattern! It’s available through Ravelry from Andrea. Andrea loved designing this cowl, which is knit in the round and seamed as a moebius.

We are super proud to be the UK stockist of this and all the beautiful mYak yarns.

Colour ideas with mYak

mYak Medium for Moonwake Cowl at Loop London
This is the colour combination we chose for the shop sample! We’re using (top to bottom) Ochre, Tibetan Sky, Midnight Blue and Dusty Pink
mYak Medium for Moonwake Cowl at Loop London
Top to bottom, this is Night Flower, Moss, Kale and Dusty Pink

Combinations with a twist…

mYak Medium for Moonwake Cowl at Loop London
Shown here is Quince & Co. Owl in Abyssinian with mYak Medium in Petrol, Saffron and Midnight Blue

Here we added a skein of Quince & Co. Owl into the mix, to add a bit of alpaca fuzziness – the Owl is 50% alpaca and 50% wool and so provides a different texture.

Blue Sky Fibres Woolstok for Moonwake Cowl at Loop London
Left to right is Mossy Green, Midnight Sea, Lake Loon and Lilac Bloom in squishy Blue Sky Fibres Woolstok

If you love this cowl, but are looking for a yarn at a slightly lower price point, why not try Blue Sky Fibres Highland Wool? Use Lilac Bloom, Mossy Green, Midnight Sea and Lake Loon to create a similar effect to Andrea’s original palette; you’ll need just one skein of each colour.

Moonwake Cowl by Andrea Mowry photographed by Peter Mowry
Some beautiful details of the Moonwake Cowl

Giveaway winners!

We are announcing the winners of our giveaway this week! Congratulation to Consuelo @consueloknits from Instagram and Ann Skoglund from the blog!

Consuelo from Instagram has won a copy of the new book from Laine Publishing, 52 Weeks of Socks, and Ann from the blog has won a gorgeous skein of The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in Turbillion. We will be in touch very soon so we can send out your goodies to you!

Thank you so much for taking part, and for making the launch of 52 Weeks of Socks so special! If you didn’t win, don’t worry! We will always run more giveaways in the future.

If you pre-ordered a copy of the book, watch out for our emails because we will be keeping our dispatches up to date. The next batch of books should be going out in around 7 days time.

Photography credits for the Moonwake Cowl belong to Peter Mowry Photography, the yarn photographs are copyright of Loop Knitting Ltd.

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