Project Inspiration: Staying on Track Cowl
Ever since the yarn Asia arrived, we've been bit obsessed. If you felt it, you'd immediately understand why. It's a 70% silk and 30% yak blend, and it's just about as soft and drapey as yarn can be. Both silk and yak fibers are incredibly lightweight and airy, but they're also both surprisingly warm and insulating. This buttery-smooth yarn is such a treat to work with! I have been knitting a shawl, and I think I'm enjoying knitting with Asia as much as I'll enjoy wearing it. Harry has really enjoyed working with the Asia, too. He even created an original cowl design for it! Staying on Track is a simple 1-skein project, and we love love love it.
We will happily give the pattern out for free with your purchase of Asia. Just mention the Staying on Track pattern in the 'special instructions' when you checkout, and we will include the pattern with your shipment.
Asia has a clean stitch definition that's emphasized by the elegant drape while the cowl is worn. The twisted stitches in the cowl are created by knitting and purling through the back loop, and the seed stitch borders prevent rolling caused by the reverse stockinette.
The Staying on Track cowl is knit flat, but you have the option of seaming it up the back or using a provisional cast on and a 3-needle bind off for easy grafting.
There are some gorgeous colors available in the Asia, and since it's a 1-skein project and a free pattern- that $23 price tag isn't too scandalous. Nonetheless, if you want the cowl to be longer so you can wrap it around twice, you can easily keep knitting and adding length with a second skein!