Friday, 30 May 2014

It was only a matter of time

Rachel and I have all kinds of fun working together on the GLYC. It's an excuse to hang out and knit, visit yarn shops, and talk about yarn-y things. Basically, about as much fun as you can imagine having a knitting bestie is!

So it was only a matter of time before we were coming up with ideas for more projects that we can work on together.

We can't tell you about those now (but don't worry - we will!) but we CAN tell you about our first design collaboration as Yarn in the City - the Watching the Tide cowl:


We snapped these pics in Brighton last week just as a huge storm was rolling in.

Watching the Tide was designed for the Unwind Brighton Design Competition and is a light, lacey cowl, perfect for a heavy lace or light fingering yarn for just the right amount of warmth on a breezy summer day. We used some gorgeous yarns by Victoria from Eden Cottage Yarns.


The cowl can be knit either short or long, in one colour or two - or whatever tickles your fancy, really!

The lace stitches mimic the Brighton seashore but aren't too complicated - making this a pretty quick knit. Just when you're getting into the rhythm of the pattern, it's onto the next stitch. A nice way to keep momentum going right up to the end.

Once the contest is over (it ends at midnight on May 31) the pattern will be available in early June. If you'd like to show us some love and vote for the pattern you can do so here - and you'll note that Rachel has the lovely Brighton Dome socks in the competition too! There's a pretty clear winner already but its been amazing to be shortlisted with so many other gorgeous designs.

We'll get back on track with more GLYC-related posts next week - have a terrific weekend!

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