I am so very excited and honored to not only have my Leadville Cowl included in this year’s Interweave Knits Holiday issue but to also be given the cover! It’s a great issue and my cowl is in the company of some pretty wonderful designs. You can see the rest of them here!
This cowl is so very close to home in many ways. First off, it’s named after the small town I was born in up in the Rockies of Colorado. At two miles in elevation, Leadville can still get chilly at night even in the middle of the summer. I thought the name was apropos for a super cozy winter accessory, something fit for crispy cool days.
Secondly, this cowl is a collaboration with Interweave whose main offices are located less than an hour from my house. I love getting to work with local folks and as far as publishers go, this is about as local as I can get! I love getting to see familiar places in their photo shoots and feeling at home with all their locations.
The Fibre Company Tundra was simply amazing to work with. The alpaca/silk blend makes this drape like a dream and gives it a great shaping. The double layer of the cowl creates a weight that I just adore without being too dense. For those of you Coloradans who would like to knit this cowl, Fancy Tiger carries this yarn. Check them out and keep it local!