The Cotuit Sands Collection

I knew when I came out with the Cotuit Sands Scarf design, knit flat, that I wanted to have a companion pattern to go with it that was knit in the round.  The Cotuit Sands Cowl is just that.  I like to think of these 2 patterns as cousins.

Favorite views from the waters off Cotuit, MA.

I love that these 2 pieces are not only casual and functional but quick knits in either a worsted or sport weight yarn.  (I am all about being to knit on the go these days.)  I picture the Cotuit Sands Cowl as a perfect accessory  for a cool summer evening or a crisp fall tailgate.

Cotuit Sands Cowl  

There are 2 versions: a cowl (knit in worsted weight yarn) and an infinity (knit in sportwieght yarn).  I chose the Kollage Yarns recycled denim yarn for both as the Riveting Worsted and Riveting provide just the right amount of warmth without being too hot.  The recycled denim yarn really adds to the casual feel of the accessories.

Pattern:   The pattern is charted and easily memorizable.   This 9 stitch repeat creates a nice scalloped edge once blocked.

Yardage:  One skein of Riveting Worsted and Riveting will do.  If you are substituting another yarn, you will need 160 yards  of worsted and 300 yards of sportweight.

Needle: Cowl: US size 8 ( 5.0 mm) 16 inch circular needle. Infinity: US size 6 (4.00 mm) 24 inch circular needle.

Finished Measurements:  Width: 8 (6) inches. Circumference: Cowl: 22 inches; Infinity: 48 inches.

Since I believe these cousin patterns go together, I will be offering a discount on the 2 patterns combined as the Cotuit Sands Collection.

Purchase the Cotuit Sands Collection (which includes Cotuit Sands Scarf and the Cotuit Sands Cowl , a 4 pattern collection) for only $10.

Happy Summer!


A Cape Cod Kind of Summer

It’s official!  Summer is here!  One of our favorite family summer destinations is a town called Cotuit, located on the south side of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

What’s not to love about a day spent like this?

In honor of these summer days on the beach, I am happy to offer the Cotuit Sands Scarf, a light and airy lace scarf.  It is reversible and has an easy pattern repeat (only 4 rows and 2 are the same!) which make it perfect tag-a-long summer knitting.  Knitting’s answer to a book that is good beach read.

Days on the beach lead to cooler evenings out on the boardwalks or evening strolls.  My sister-in-law really inspired this scarf with her stylish yet casual look, perfected over many seasons on the Cape.

Cotuit Sands Scarf  

There are 2 versions: a long scarf, meant for wrapping and an infinity version, worn long or with a wrap for a cooler night.  I love that the scarf is so light that it moves with the breeze.  The lace weight yarns are light enough not to make you hot while knitting in the summer.

Pattern:   The pattern is charted and easily memorizable.   Both the long and infinity versions are worked  flat and grafted at the ends.  The scarf is constructed to maximize the yarn you have, so you can use every last drop of that special luxury yarn.  The pattern contains a 16 stitch repeat so it is easily adjusted to make a wrap style as well.

Yardage:  350 (600) yards of a lace weight yarn are required.  A cone of the lovely Valley Yarns Colrain Lace will yield one of each variety!  Fleur de Fiber Atlantis Silk provides the perfect drape and sheen for either project.   Other suggested yarns include: Miss Babs Yarns Yet and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk Lace.

Needle: US size 5 (3.75 mm) straight or circular needle.

Finished Measurements:  7 inches wide and 50 (78) inches long.

It’s a scarf so gauge isn’t crucial, however blocking is!  (I actually gave my scarves a dunk during the knitting process so I could see the results. I am impatient sometimes.)  When knitting lace, the blocking is very essential to the final project.  Size of the scarves will be affected by the fiber content and the blocking.

Happy Summer!

PS. Special thanks to my girlfriend for her new found modeling skills!