Across the Pond Bundles – Drea Renee Knits & Spincycle
Across the Pond is a beautiful cowl design by Drea Renee Knits which features a chic herringbone pattern. Pick a bundle of Spincycle Yarns’ Wilder for the base yarn and Dyed in the Wool for the contrasting colour.
Andrea’s Original – Wilder in Dark Grey, Dyed in the Wool in Melancholia
Pattern not included, you can view it on Ravelry.
Important: This bundle features the original colourways for the Across the Pond pictured in Andrea’s sample. However, due to the artisan nature of these yarns and colour saturation variation of each dye lot, we cannot guarantee that your finished knit will exactly match the designer’s sample. Please allow for colour variation, and enjoy your unique knit! Contact us for any further colourway specifications or special requests.
Yarn: Sport Weight MC – 400yd/100g; CC – 200yd/50g
US 6/4.0mm – 24”/60cm circulars & US 5/3.75mm – 24”/60cm circulars
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn & crochet hook for a provisional cast on
Gauge (in the round and measured after blocking):
Mosaic Herringbone pattern using larger needles: 26 sts & 30 rows = 4”/10cm
Eyelet pattern using smaller needles: 26 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm
Finished Measurements: 28”/71cm circumference; 10.5”/27cm height
As I began dreaming up a cowl design for Spincycle’s gorgeous yarn, I knew I wanted to create a mash up using two different techniques, and that at least one of the techniques involved colorwork. Spincycle’s Dyed in the Wool yarn takes colorwork to the next level with the way it melts from one tone to the next. I love it! A cowl is the perfect canvas for trying out some new techniques, and mosaic knitting is a favorite of mine! My love for knitting drew me to the graphic herringbone stitch pattern you see in “Across the Pond.” I love that it looks like big knit stitches! Mosaic knitting is also an awesome introduction to colorwork, as you are only ever dealing with one strand of yarn at a time. I also really love eyelets, and add them into patterns whenever I can! I found that the angles of the mosaic pattern balance out the round polka dots of the eyelets. Utilizing some different techniques and styles in this cowl also felt like a way to represent the colliding of two really awesome businesses – Spincycle Yarns & Loop London! The resulting cowl is so easy to wear. I love to thrown it on with jeans and a t-shirt, or dressed up with my favorite jacket. I hope you love it, too!! – Andrea Mowry