Bela Cowl

March 25, 2013 in Bela Cowl, patterns by Sarah A

I am happy to announce the release of my next pattern, the Bela Cowl. I love this pattern, it is so quick to knit and the changing pattern means there is never any time to get bored.

It is knitted from one ball of yarn which makes it a great stash buster. Shown here in Jamieson’s Shetland Heather in the pretty colourways Pippin and Purple Heather, it adds a splash of colour to any outfit.

Featuring panels of moss stitch, lace and a simple cable pattern interspersed with stocking stitch, it is suitable for beginners to try these techniques for the first time. Instructions are written and charted to make following these easy.

I use this pattern on my learn to knit continental workshops as it allows people to try all the different type of stitches in one pattern.

Finished off with cute buttons, it wraps neatly around the neck, keeping you snug and warm.

The name Bela is from Bela Lugosi who was a Hungarian actor and is best known for playing Dracula in the 1931 film. What better way to protect yourself from Dracula’s fangs than a woolly cowl around your neck? He will be spitting out wool fluff for weeks!

The pattern is available here and will also be available to download on other sites soon.

This is the first pattern to be released following my first photoshoot. The model is Suzi Tibbetts who braved very cold weather and the photographer is Chris Turner from enjoy photography, both of whom I think did a fantastic job – despite the snow and wind!