The Seven Rings Cowl: A Yarn Tasting

Finally finished the Seven Rings Cowl! Now I'm off to start patterning the knit version. #crochet #knitting #kniterary

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I wrote about the Seven Rings Cowl a couple of weeks ago when we were calling for testers, and I can’t tell you how wonderful it felt to get the kind of response we did. Thanks guys!

Without further ado, let’s talk about battling the forces of evil one single crochet at a time:

Patrolling graveyards at night in search of freshly risen vampires is a thankless job, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous!

Whether you’re Buffy the Vampire Slayer battling Hell or Dean Winchester climbing out of it, Dante was there first. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, the Seven Rings Cowl is made with seven different yarns, which range from fingering to worsted. The varying fibers and weights provide a unique texture and drape. It’s an ideal project for stash busting luxury yarn left over from other projects or to try an array of fine yarns while only purchasing a single skein of each.

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We already have the HP LoveVest representing the knitwear side of our literature inspired patterns, and now I’m excited to have the Seven Rings Cowl kick off the crochet aspect of Kniterary! You can get the cowl pattern right now by clicking here:

$3.99 USD

A PDF will be emailed to you by Ravelry. You don’t need to be a Ravelry member to order, but if you are, the PDF will show up in your library. If you are a member of Ravelry, you can view the Seven Rings Cowl pattern here.

Or you can go the old-fashioned route and purchase the crochet pattern from our Etsy Store.

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The Seven Rings Cowl was designed to function as a utilitarian yarn tasting. It gives you the opportunity to sample new-to-you yarns before committing to use them for larger projects AND you get to walk away with a comfy, chic cowl. It’s a versatile pattern than can be made with almost any combination of weights and is great for the Advanced Beginner, who is comfortable with crocheting alternating stripes of color.

Of course, ease and fun aside, I don’t recommend wearing it in the middle of summer…

Lattes and Llamas photoshoots tend to be filled with wacky hi-jinks and tons of laughter, but that wasn’t the case this time. As it turns out, modeling a cowl in 90 degree heat isn’t very much fun. Megan-Anne deserves a medal for managing to smile and not look as if she’s dying of heat exhaustion.

~Jac
If Dean Winchester can climb out of hell, you can wear this for 15 minutes and smile.