In 2016 it was time to design a second cowl using my favorite Peruvian alpaca wool. I aimed for a more tailored look, and this big-relief ladder stitch fit the bill. An important part of knitwear design is matching the characteristics of the wool with desired drape and how the cowl lays against the neck. A wool with less weight will feel stiff and uncomfortable. A wool with less softness might be scratchy. This alpaca yarn is heavy and soft and rustic - perfect for this design. The linear and repetitive aspect of the design inspired me to name it NEVE, which is "even" spelled backwards.
The following colors are undyed, naturally blended alpaca colors: natural, griege, slate, toffee and milk chocolate. Good for you, good for the environment! Visit the zed Q&A page for care instructions.
A special note; the natural, cinnamon, toffee and blackberry colors have been discontinued, so future inventory will be very limited. If you want one in these colors, best to special order now to avoid disappointment. The undyed griege color is a fabulous mix of beige and grey, blended from natural alpaca colors.
Special orders will take about 2 weeks to complete.