Hello, dear friends! A special shout out to those dear knitting friends who live in the frigid tundra region of these United States, as I have something to share here that might be something cheery you can use.
After what seems like forever–at least to me, anyway–I’ve managed to work the cowl I submitted to Uncommon Goods for their consideration into a FREE pdf pattern for you guys. I originally named it the “Jaunty Corsage Cowl,” however, a recent news story about a homeowner renovating her 1910 home and the postcards to “Mayme” that were found secreted behind some kitchen baseboards caught my eye. Seems like Mayme might’ve had a little romance on the side, since the name of the sender didn’t match her husband’s name in the town records. Hmm.
At any rate, I could not resist a name that sounded exactly like a lady who’d sport a lovely striped cowl with a happy flower corsage when the weather turned frightful. So the Mayme Corsage Cowl was born.
The pattern includes both the knitting instructions, as well as how to create the felt flower corsage pin. So without further ado, here it is…just click on the link just below.
As I wrote out the pattern, I started thinking how pretty this cowl would also be made from two shades of a natural color yarn, like an oatmeal and a tweedy brown, or two shades of handspun, either fastened with a lovely heirloom brooch instead of the felted flower corsage.
Oh the ideas are bubbling away…
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this pattern!