A while back I was gifted a skein of Natasha’s wonderful sport weight merino, in my favourite colourway she has ever produced: Robin’s Egg. I needed a one skein project, and decided to make a pretty little cowl for this fall.
I seem to be into the fall colours at the moment. Maybe I am just trying to match my completely dried out front lawn. Maybe I am dreaming of cooler weather. Really though, when it comes to this sweater, I was trying to branch out of my normal comfort zone of purple, pinks, greys.
This is a great little pattern that works up so quickly in the bulky yarn. While I have a bunch of Eco Wool in my stash, I had never used it before. Definitely loving on the Eco. It is soft without being too soft, and not fluffy or splitty at all. I can see why it is the most popular yarn at the shop.
I generally do not knit a lot of large gauge projects, because I think sometimes they can make my feel a little “teddy bear-esque”. But the difference with this pattern is the lace repeats. It makes it look pretty and feminine, and keeps it cooler. I love the little teeny cap sleeves too.
The bow is just a fun accent, but it could be easily worn with a shawl pin too. I think I will get lots of use out of this in the early fall. Right now it is displayed at the shop if anyone would like to have a look.
A while back I bought the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern, and I finally dug it out and made myself one of the longer versions.
I used some Moda Freebird fabric from the shop that has a pretty brown and black pattern on it. It was a super easy and really quick pattern to make, but I love the little details it has.
The pleats both in the front and the back give it a playful and moveable look.
I am wearing it here with some capris, but I am looking forward to wearing it in the fall with some of my skinnier jeans. You could wear it without bottoms, but for myself I would need to add a few inches of length.
I will definitely make this one again. I think the next one will be the shorter length though, and maybe with the gathered sleeves.