close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gradient Cowl and New Classes

We had such a great response to our Gradient Cowl during the Yarn Crawl, that knitters have asked us to make it available on our blog.
Close Knit Gradient Cowl
by Sally Palin
Yarn: 1 ball of Schoppel-Wolle Gradient
Needles: US8 24" circular
Cast on 200 stitches.  Join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Knit 3, purl 1 around until you have about 5 yards of yarn left.
Bind off loosely.
The pattern is pretty basic, but it's the yarn that really makes it something.  We have a nice supply of Gradient in the shop, and we are happy to ship out of town if you give us a ring.  Here is a shot of what we have in stock now, and we seem to be filling the shelves often.
Left to right, we have 2095, 1873, 1701 (also below), 1878, and 1508 (also below).  These are coming and going, obviously, so call the shop to find out what we have, 503.288.4568.
In other news, we have a fresh batch of classes up, including a brand new sock class.  Ann has mastered the art of knitting two socks at the same time!  Seriously, people, it's pretty cool.  She works from the toe-up using worsted weight yarn, and the results are amazing.  No more second-sock-syndrome!  We also have Learn to Knit, Learn to Crochet, and Knitting: Beginning and Beyond all lined up for April.  Take a look and give us a call!


  1. Can you get this Gradient in 2135? I saw this brown/orange/grey color when I clicked on the hyperlink for the wool in the pattern you posted. There are a few pictures of 2135 on Ravelry. I just finished this cowl from the green gradient that I bought in your shop in early February. It is beautiful and the yarn has a wonderful feel. So stretchy, too.

  2. Hey! Call the shop and talk to Sally. She is usually there 10-2, Tues-Fri. She can tell you how quickly we might be able to get that for you! Leah

  3. I love the yarn and I LOVE THE pattern. I have been wearing my cowl since March and the yarn is still as beautiful as the day I bought it. My only sadness is that I live so far away from Close shuttle between Boston & Portland! thanks again