Pretty colorwork cowls are a most welcome (and warm) sight: Flying Geese by Peg Blechman is a lovely example of a piece destined to become a well-worn favorite. The interlocking triangles of the classic Flying Geese pattern look stunning in two shades of Owl. Choose two contrasting shades like Huckleberry and Cement (shown) or go for a subtler effect with colors that are similar in value. Decisions, decisions.
26½" [67 cm] circumference and 15¾" [40 cm] deep
owl / 2 skeins huckleberry 321 (MC) / 2 skeins cement 324 (CC)
24" circular in size US 7 [4.5 mm]
22 sts and 22 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in flying geese pattern, after blocking / 21 sts and 19 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in corrugated rib, after blocking
Cable cast on, stranded colorwork (links provided). Charts only.
Feather and Fan is eternal—knitters ‘round the world know it well. Peg Blechman does the well-loved stitch pattern ample justice in Waves in Lace, a cozy stole in our wool/alpaca Owl. Worked sideways, the long, textural waves are balanced with garter stitch bands and borders, subduing the curving nature of this traditional Shetland motif into a straight-sided rectangle.
66" [167.5 cm] wide and 21" [53.5 cm] deep
owl / albertine 306 / 11 skeins
40" circulars in sizes US 7 and 9 [4.5 and 5.5 mm]
16 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking
Cable cast on (link provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.