Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ilga Leja's Beech Wood Cowl

Yesterday was a wonderful, wintry day for a workshop!  Classic Alpaca yarn wound into balls & patterns in hand, nine knitters spent two hours in the Lancaster Yarn Shop studios casting on Ilga Leja's beautiful 'Beech Wood Cowl' and talking about knitting.  
The pattern is available through the website or on  The cowl features bands of alternating garter ridges & stockinette that support innovative lacy openings.  Knit with approximately 100 grams of dk weight alpaca on US#7 needles, there's still time to knit this up before Christmas gets here! 
I love my cowl, which features a 'mistake' now styled as a modification, & I'm getting lots of opportunities to wear it as temperatures here in Lancaster County remain chilly
Keep an eye out for our next Free Workshop!  We'll have three in January!  Check out our new blog over the next few weeks for details as they unfold!
Happy Knitting!

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