This project was SO fun. I LOVED knitting it and I think I finished it in four or five days. Now I want to do more mosaic knitting! I kept going each round just to see how it looked with the lighter yarn peeking through, and the way she designed the “jewels” is so cool.
The pattern is the Dissent Cowl by Carissa Browning and it’s available on LoveCrafts and Ravelry. Though it looks complicated, it’s actually easy enough for adventurous beginners on up. I mentioned before that I talked one of my work knitting friends into trying it too, and after a little hiccup at the beginning, she’s sailing along and loving it. So don’t be scared of it!
I knit this as part of a knit-along run by my favorite LYS, Yarn Social, so of course I got my yarn there. The dark purple is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK in Park Heights, and the lighter speckled one is Primrose Yarn’s Jasper in Milky Way. They were perfect, exactly what I wanted. The Primrose had just enough of the dark purple speckles to blend but still pop. And they were both great to knit with, thick and squishy. The mosaic knitting, since it’s all slipped stitches, makes a really dense fabric. I don’t think the wind will get through this!
Now I just have to decide whether to wear this cowl or my Empower People cowl on voting day!
Absolutely gorgeous! I’m always in awe of mosaic knitting.
Thank you! It’s so much easier than I expected.
Can you wear both? I think you should wear both.
If I can figure out how, I will! Or I’ll take the second one in the voting booth and just have a costume change!
Your cowl turned out beautiful! Maybe wear your Empower People one as a head scarf and this one as a cowl? Or layer this one top of the other? They both look great, and I bet would look great together 🙂
Thank you! That might work; I’ll have to try it on and see if it looks okay as a head scarf.
That is gorgeous and the idea of it being really dense makes me want to knit it!
Yes! I also kind of want to make a taller, slimmer cowl with mosaic knitting, for a really warm cowl in the winter.
Oh that would be perfect!
I love it! I think I need to make one.
You do! I’d love to see what colors you come up with.
Blue and green. Bright. Kind of a tropical vibe. They should be here next week.
I vote for wearing both :p It’s absolutely brilliant and being super warm is definitely a bonus.
That looks really cool! I do love fun knitting techniques like mosaic knitting.
I LOVE this…and am amazed you finished so quickly. This would have taken me months, haha.