When I attempted to set my knitting goals for the year, a color work cowl was nowhere on my radar. I was thinking of, mostly, socks. But then, in the Love in Stitches membership, the group decided to focus on color work for a month and, with that decision, a pattern was chosen for a MAL. I didn’t pay much attention until I realized that I could use scraps for the pattern they chose, Jamie Lomax’s All Together Now Cowl. Then, I was sold!!
I love using scraps, I love colorwork, and I generally love making cowls (though I don’t wear them that often!).
I have stashed a few skeins of gray sock yarn. And I should stash more of it because it is so versatile! For the main color of this cowl, I knew immediately what I wanted to use: a skein of yarn I’d bought in Montana. I found a skein of Raven Ridge yarn at a little shop in Missoula and bought it on a whim; and I’m so glad I did! This yarn is super soft and squishy – perfect for a cowl!
(I don’t think Raven Ridge is dyeing yarn anymore, which really disappoints me. I’d buy much more of this base because it is lovely!)
For my contrast colors, I dug around and found some leftover skeins that included gray, purple, and bits of pink and neon yellow. And I found a perfect combination!
Lomax’s All Together Now Cowl pattern is a lot of fun and is so customizable. You can do any number of skeins, any number of pattern repeats… Or you can do a fade! I’m already wanting to knit another one!
Pattern: All Together Now Cowl by Jamie Lomax
Yarn: Raven Ridge Fiber Arts Welcome in Rock Wall; Contrasting Colors:
Hue Loco Phyllis Sock in Beach Glass
Madelinetosh purple/white (unknown base and color)
Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock in Dark Dimension
La Bien Aimee BFL Tough Sock in Pop Grunge
ThreadHead Knits Daydreamer in Crybaby
Blush Yarns Advent 2021 mini skein, Nikolaustag
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm)
Made for: me – maybe
Time to Completion: 5 weeks
I may keep this cowl or I may gift it at Christmas. I have enough yarn to make another one, exactly like this one, which is very tempting. Using up scraps is so addicting and rewarding!
The colors I chose worked really well together and I couldn’t be happier with how this cowl knitted up. My only complaint is with my own skill – some of the joins of colors are a bit loose…. I guess I’ll just have to knit another to perfect my skill!