It's no secret that Brooklyn Tweed Shelter is at the top of our favorites list when it comes to yarns we want to knit again and again. There's just something about the light, wooly feel and the subtle, tweedy flecks that makes our hearts go pitter-pat!
The Mason Cowl by Julie Hoover gives us a good excuse to cast on with Shelter once more. This cleverly constructed cowl has fun and simple techniques that look way more complicated than they are; perfect for impressing holiday gift recipients!
The Mason Cowl is worked from the bottom up with strategically placed decrease rounds that create a funnel shape for improved cowl fit. The top stays closer to your neck for extra warmth.
The colorwork is made using simple slipped stitches- nothing too complicated or fancy! What you end up with is a fun, functional knit that is perfect for men & women alike.
Mason calls for a tubular cast on. Do not let this throw you! If you're feeling adventurous, give it a try. If not, your favorite cast on will work just as well.
Choosing colors for this cowl is endlessly entertaining! Be sure to pick 2 colors with high contrast. Pair either light and dark or a medium with a bright color, so that your stripes really stand out.
We made ours with Snowbound & Hayloft. Here are some of our other favorite combinations:
Top Row: Embers, Yellowstone, and Iceberg all shown with Snowbound.
Bottom Row: Cinnabar, Tartan, and Cast iron all shown with Sweatshirt.
To make a Mason Cowl, you'll need:
3 skeins of Shelter for the main color
1 skein of Shelter for the contrast color
24-inch US7 + US8 circular needles