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4 June 2008 3,965 views 11 Comments

KBC v1.0

(Thanks Elinor, for letting us all poach this great mosaic)

I had the good fortune of going to Philadelphia a couple weekends ago to hang with an amazing crew of women that I've known online for ages. Some I knew better than others, but safe to say that they're all much much closer now. We knit, joked, laughed, snarked and gossiped our way through 3 days. I sincerely wish I'd had the gumption to organize something like this myself a lot sooner. Note to self: don't wait for someone else, just do it yourself. It's well worth it.

Part of the fun heading in to the Philly weekend was a cowl swap suggested by Ashley (she's a smartie, that one. Wait til you see the one she made for me.) With a few weeks notice, I figured it was the perfect sized project to jump in and design my own. It's a cowl, so size isn't critical and no better way to knit up one skein of something yummy.

stonechat philly cowl

Behold! The Philly Cowl in Malabrigo Worsted (in Stonechat.) Full details over on Rav where the pattern is now available as a free pdf download. Christy has the original. I'm currently finishing up a smaller one with the leftovers of the skein. And dig, the Queen of Cowls herself knit one too!

philly cowl open


  • Mintyfresh said:

    The Philly Cowl is seriously awesome! Is that your first “published” pattern? If so, congrats! xoxo

  • Elinor said:

    Yeah, those buttons are really the brilliant part of your cowl. I just love it with the last button undone like JF and Christy are sporting.

  • Maritza said:

    You did a brilliant job with this. I love that design!

  • Abbe said:

    Sounds like the trip was a blast and that cowl is really sharp. Great job on the design.

  • Ashley said:

    That mosaic fills me with teh happy every time I see it. As does your cowl, which I do believe I will be knitting with that Mini Maiden I picked up in Philly.

  • Cheryl said:

    Congrats on the pattern – it’s really lovely!

  • Oksana said:

    Sounds like it was a really enjoyable meet. And the cowl you knit looks great; any action shots?

  • Steph said:

    It looks like y’all had lots of fun; I love all of the cowls that were made by everyone. Beautiful!

  • diana said:

    I must make the Philly Cowl. Stat. And I love that picture I took of you. You look so angelic!

  • Nell said:

    So much fun!

  • Em said:

    That’s so cute! I’m going to have to make one now. :)

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