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Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co. and Knitcircus Yarns

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Episode 243 Crooked Ewe Cowl

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This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co, Knitcircus Yarns, and our Feb Retreat Sponsors.

At Quince & Co we are excited to introduce Ibis, a big sister to our laceweight Piper. A 2-ply bulky weight comprised of the same Texas-sourced 50% super kid mohair, 50% superfine merino content, Ibis boasts the same gorgeous halo, sheen, and silky softness, in a luscious heavier weight that's quick to knit and super warm. Perfect for accessories and sweaters that are meant to keep the cold at bay.

Gradient Stripes yarns: only at Knitcircus! Short stripes move through a gradient as you knit your socks, with no color repeats. Each sock set is already wound into two cakes for your knitting pleasure and dyed to match exactly down to the stitch. Other knitters will wonder how you got such perfect stripes with no jog lines and you'll smile knowing that the yarn did all the work for you. Find it only at

We will also have Knitcircus Yarns at the February Knitting Pipeline Retreat.


Knitting Pipeline Retreat Feb 26-27, 2016

Knitting Pipeline Georgia Retreat April 3-6, 2016

I am going to Curioushandmade’s Country Manor Retreat in Cumbria! March 14-17. I’m going to tie this in with a visit to my good friend in Troon, on the west coast of Scotland and then to Edinburgh Yarn Festival. At the Edinburgh Yarn Festival there is a Podcast Lounge sponsored by Blacker Yarns and organized by Louise of KnitBritish Podcast.

I’ll be in the Podcast Lounge Friday and Sat March 18-19 sponsored by Blacker Yarns and KnitBritish Podcast for the Podcaster meet up on Friday 1-2 PM and probably on Sat as well.

Needle Notes

Crooked Ewe Cowl by Paula Emons-Fuessle

Crooked Ewe is designed to use every bit of a gradient sport weight. It is knitted in the round from the bottom up. Instructions are charted and written in a percentage checklist style which makes it easy to track your progress.
You will need approximately 360 to 400 yds (329 to 366 m) of a sport weight yarn. The Copper Corgi or KnitCircus Spectacular or KnitCircus Lavish.  Less yarn will yield a less deep cowl, still perfectly fine. More yarn will yield a deeper cowl. The pattern is easily adaptable if you want to make it longer--simply add more stitch pattern repeats.

The lace/texture pattern is impressive to look at and simple to work. It is easily memorized so you can focus on the beautiful color. Size is 14” deep and 34” circumference.

Many thanks so my test knitters for this project: Jo, Meg, Missy, Amy, and Angie! The pattern was technically edited by Amy Detjen and Bronwyn Hahn.

Inspiration behind the cowl

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased the pattern!

Two at a Time Toe Up FLKH socks

Another Crafty Girl Ponkie Brewster

Other major sponsors for the Knitting Pipeline Retreat are:

Klose Knit in Urbana IL

The Fiber Universe, Peoria IL

Ewe-nique Yarns, Morton IL

Le Mouton Rouge Knittery, Bloomington IL

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I play the Great Highland Pipes, knit, observe nature, and read. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper. Find me on Instagram as KnittingPipeline.