Do you know what an “escarpment” is? I had no idea but knitting the Escarpment Cowl made me curious. Apparently it’s a long, steep slope, and now I understand the name!
It’s shaped like the Bandana Cowl I made recently, but it’s done completely differently, with no short rows at all. It starts out knitted flat, and joined later, and it creates a back with a nice narrow panel, reducing the bulk that has to fit under your hair while still keeping the back of your neck warm. I think it’s quite clever!
And I think the yarn is quite marvelous. It’s Araucania Huasco Worsted in Grapeyard and the stitch definition is superb. The colors aren’t bad, either!
I wasn’t sure how soft it would be when I was petting the skein, but it surprised me when I was knitting with it, feeling gentle and supple, not rough at all. And it washed up beautifully too: no purple in the water, a bit softer, and with a lovely drape.
This one might get a lot of wear. And it was so fast to knit too; I’m definitely tempted to make more. But not until I finish some other WIPs, I swear.
One last thing: today is Grace’s Gotcha Day! We adopted her four years ago today from a local animal shelter and she might be the neediest, lickiest dog we’ve got, but she’s also the sweetest and the best snuggler. I guess we’ll keep her a while longer!
Adopt, don’t shop!
The cowl looks lovely and what what a clever construction!
Escarpment is one of those words that I would nod to myself and think, “Yes, I know this.” Then if someone asked me what it would, there would be a long pause. 😀
That project is gorgeous. I LOVE the colorway and it highlights the stitches so beautifully.
Happy Gotcha Day to your pupper 🙂
Haha! I hate words like that!
That’s a really neat project construction! I love the way it turned out, too.
Happy Gotcha Day to Grace! ❤
ooh that is so pretty! Gotta love a cleverly designed pattern. It’s the little things isn’t it.
Yep! And the yarn. 😉
That is really lovely! And I learned a new word.
Thank you! It’s a fun word to say, too. 🙂