Introducing my newest cowl/neckwarmer – Fetching Fern! This split-hem accessory is a light little layer for any season and features an interesting diagonal textured stitch pattern. Let me tell you a bit more about this design!
This past February I went to a fiber event called SPA that’s held every year in my home town of Freeport, Maine. One of my favorite hand-dyers, Dirty Water Dyeworks, was there and I fell in love with this beautiful green color of her Lucia DK yarn (the yarn color is called Vermont). Although most of my designs are typically planned out many months in advance, I decided to be spontaneous and design a little 1-skein-something out of this yarn right away. Each skein contains 246 yards and you only need about 200-210 yards for this cowl, so 1 skein is definitely all you need!
Tip: I suggest sticking with a light or medium color yarn (I would consider the green shade I chose as a medium) – if the yarn is too dark it will hide the stitch pattern.
I decided to give this cowl a split hemline similar to my Low-Key Cowl – it’s been a popular feature and I’ve received lots of great input on how nicely it sits on the neck. And for the stitch pattern, I chose a diagonal textured stitch that provides an interesting yet still simple aesthetic. It’s just a combination of knits and purls!
The texture and direction of this stitch pattern, along with my chosen color, is also what inspired the name because it looks very Fern-like! Thanks to my tech editor Karen for the Fern inspiration 🙂