Malabrigo Quickie: Savvy Hat and Cowl by Lindsay Lewchuk
Designing under the name KnitEcoChic Lindsay Lewchuk specializes in using yarns that don't contain any animal fibers. She chose to use our 100% Mulberry silk base Mora to craft two beautiful pieces that feature a combination of lace and cables that she has called Savvy! You can find the Savvy Hat and the Savvy Cowl on Ravelry as separate patterns and as an e-book.
The cowl uses just over one skein but you will have enough left over to make the hat so 2 skeins = two pieces! The samples were knit up in Aguas for an amazing watery blue sheen.
When I asked her about her inspiration she had this to say:
Visions of sitting in an Oxford don’s old lecture room, scarcely heated save for the ongoing academic debate, inspired this fashion forward brainy style. Savvy’s elegance transports you from keeping your cool in the lecture hall to warming things up on a crisp autumn date. Whether worn in unity or as independent thinkers, Savvy hat and Savvy cowl will win you the final point!
Here are some Pattern Details:
Sizes: Cowl - One Size 24”/ 61cm around by 9”/ 23cm tall
Hat - Small (Medium, Large, X-Large) to fit head sizes 19”/ 48.5cm (20”/ 51cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 22”/ 56cm) with 1.5”/ 3.8cm negative ease
Materials: 2 skeins Malabrigo Mora shown in Aguas
US 3 / 3.25mm DPNs or small circulars
Notions: Cable needle, Yarn needle, Stitch markers
About KnitEcoChic: Under the watchful eye of Puddles, the Great Dane, intentional design elements coalesce with animal-fiber free eco yarns in each of Lindsay's designs. Publishing under the name Knit Eco Chic, Lindsay selects fibers that are good for the earth, the producers, the knitters, and the end wearer in order to spread the word about eco conscious knitting through visually interesting and fun to knit designs.