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Storm Cloud cowl

Storm Cloud cowl.
Storm Cloud cowl.

Beaded dark purple and teal cashmere, silk and merino yarn blend together in this sparkling Storm Cloud cowl. Soft enough to wear next to your skin, this cowl can be paired with just about anything in your wardrobe this season. And when winter’s storms come barreling in, you’ll be toasty warm in this Storm Cloud cowl; even through the stormiest of weather.


Notes on project:

This cowl is made from a Ravelry pattern I found online in glove format. I thought the pattern motif would make for a lovely cowl when I first saw it and I was right. It’s just gorgeous. In the sunlight the beads just sparkle. I just wish my photos could capture how pretty this cowl is. Knitting the beading was a bit tedious, but well worth it in the end. I lost count of how many beads I used knitting this project. I had about four packets of Toho #8 round, Metallic Violet Iris beads and ended up using all of my stash. The yarn I used is the same gorgeous Dye for Yarn that I used in the Sun King shawl and Dragonfly shawl. Since it was such a fine gauge of yarn, I decided to knit the two color strands together, then finish it with a few bands of each solid color, to create a stripe. Lastly, I did a crochet bind off in the solid teal color. Love how this one came out.

Color: Dark purple and teal
Size: One size (S – XL). Measures 28″ circumference by 14″ long.
Material: 70% Merino, 20% silk, 10% cashmere.
Gently hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean. Dark colors may bleed slightly.

Storm Cloud cowl.
Back view of cowl.

Storm Cloud cowl.
Folded for color.

Storm Cloud cowl.
Close up of beads

Storm Cloud cowl.
Full view of cowl.

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This cowl has sold. 🙂 

*Special thanks to William Nelson for creating such a lovely pattern (StormCloud Mitts) and Dye for Yarn for dying such beautiful yarn.