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Have you seen Meadow yet? It's a scrumptious blend of merino, baby llama, silk, & linen and The Fibre Company just released it today! As a designer, I am sometimes lucky enough to get my hands on a new yarn before it's released.


Courtney & Kate of Kelbourne sent a sample of Meadow to me many months ago and I fell in love immediately. This yarn has the excellent qualities you've come to expect from a Fibre Company yarn - a magnificent and unique blend of fibers paired with a gorgeous range of colors.


To try out this beautiful new yarn, I'm introducing Typha - a fun cowl pattern that uses two colors of Meadow.


If you're like me, selecting only one color from the Fibre Company's lovely range is simply too difficult. Typha let's you play with two. The color blocking starts with a broad band of garter stitch, then moves onto an easily memorized lace pattern with the second color.


I've written the pattern for two sizes - a long cowl that can be looped, once, twice, or even three times around the neck, and a smaller version that fits close to the neck. I love the way the two colors both peek through when the long version is looped. I managed to knit both of these cowls using a single skein of each color.



Size: S [L]

Finished Measurements: 20 [44]”circumference x 13 [13]” deep

Yarn: Fiber Company Meadow, 40% Merino / 25% Baby Llama, 20% Silk, 15% Linen, 549 yards/502 m per 100g skein,
Color A: Cornflower [Prairie], 1 [1] skein - approx 75 [175] yds
Color B: Prairie [Cornflower], 1 [1] skein - approx 150 [350]yds

I knit both samples using a single skein of each color.

Needles: US 6 (4mm) 16 [40]” circular needles  or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 18 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10cm in lace pattern- blocked, always take the time to check gauge

Other Materials:  5 [11] stitch markers, tapestry needle

Price: $5.50 US

I've got lots of people to thank for helping me out with Typha:

First there's Courtney & Kate who shared their luscious new yarn with me.

Then there's my beautiful niece, Abby, who is  here working as my intern this week and modeled for these photos. (I'm really going to miss her when she goes back to NC.) Side note: Just in case you're confused and thought my niece Abby was 2 years old, We've got two lovely Abbys in the family.

Thank you also to my ever patient daughters Sofie & Izzy who were happily behind the camera this time and took the lovely photos of Abbie modeling Typha.

And last but certainly not least a huge thank you as always to my test knitters Angela and Morgan, and to my wonderful tech editor Karen.


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