Oh the knitted cowl! What better template for trying out new stitch patterns, new techniques AND new yarns?Â In the run up to Christmas our Soul Warmer Kit proved so popular for these very reasons and so, as the New Year begins, we thought we'd bring you another tempting cowl. The added bonus? This time the yarn is 20% off in our New Year Sale! Introducing the Fuerte Cowl, knit with three skeins of Debbie Bliss Aymara. Fuerte is a truly comforting project that falls in to an enjoyable and satisfying rhythm as you settle in to the stitch patterns.Â The Baby Alpaca yarn flows effortlessly through the fingers and creates a soft, cosy fabric that drapes beautifully as it grows.Â And, as the finished cowl is three skeins "deep", it then undulates and gathers around the neck when worn - ensuring icy winter winds are neatly kept at bay. This cowl would also make an ideal first foray in to the world of stitch patterning. It's a playground of cables and lace, without any pesky shaping to get in the way.Â So, if you're determined to learn new skills for the New Year, then this design might be just the thing to try! We have 14 shades of Aymara on our shelves right now, so there's something there for everyone. Don't forget to check out the other yarns in our New Year Sale! Lastly, if you're interested in taking some classes this year you'll find our January and February sessions here. Happy New Year everyone!