Aug 202013
 

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!


This issue is officially out on September 3rd but it should start showing up at LYSs near you very soon.  I hope you enjoy it!!

 August 20, 2013  patterns  Add comments

  9 Responses to “Leadville Cowl and Interweave Knits”

  1. Congratulations!! The cowl is beautiful and it is no wonder that it made the cover!!

  2. Congratulations!! Can’t wait to get my issue in the mail – the cowl is stunning and I love the story behind it. (Those of us here in Conifer can use it as well!)

  3. P.S. Forgot to add, alpaca/silk is my favorite combo and the yarn looks simply iridescent. Yum!

  4. LOVE it and congrats on the cover – although it’s so lovely, I’d say it was an easy choice. :)

    And hey! I know Leadville – we drive thru that neck of the woods when we go up to Ouray. (Any chance you might be trundling down to the Salida Fiber Festival in a few weeks? I’ll be there and would love the chance to meet you IRL.)

    • Isn’t it a fun town to visit?? I have never been to the Salida Fiber Festival but I’d love to one day! It happens to fall on our anniversary weekend this year so I’ll be busy :)

  5. Congratulations! It’s really beautiful.

  6. Congrats on getting the cover. That is a huge deal! And the cowl looks lovely. It has just the right amount of drape.

  7. Congratulations! That’s amazing and well-deserved!

  8. [...] the Leadville Cowl as Annie Watts.  I even found that the designer had blogged about it here.  There is a version of it knitted up at my LYS.  It knitted up super fast and looks beautiful. [...]

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