Stopping by Woods

…on a snowy evening. That was the theme for the most recent Poet’s Club shipment from Woolgirl. I was one of two designers for this month’s kit (originally scheduled for December, hence the snow theme). Carrie Sullivan (Irishgirlieknits) designed the hat.


I designed this bonus piece, the Snowy Woods Cowl featuring trees and more trees.

(Modeled photos by Vivian Aubrey)

The yarn is DK 100% Superwash Merino Wool from Oink Pigments in the Robert Frost Colorway. With hints of blue and brown, it suggests the woods in snow.

snowy woods detail

Spring has sprung in the Pacific Northwest. The first cherry trees are blooming, as are the daffodils and crocuses, but winter is hanging on in many parts of the country. This cowl is a quick knit; I hope that some club members are able to knit and wear this soon.

The Snowy Woods Cowl is a six month exclusive for the Woolgirl Poet’s Club; it will be available here in late August. Just in time for knitting for next fall and winter!

What’s happening in your neck of the woods? Winter? Spring? Are you still wearing your woolies?

10 responses to “Stopping by Woods

  1. This cowl is lovely! Well done.

    I am still wearing my woolie cowls – though the weather has started to break here in Southern Indiana. They are the last to go – so comforting for my long neck.

  2. I adore the trees! Very clever use of cables 🙂 It goes perfectly with the yarn.

  3. Beautiful cowl pattern!

  4. Wow! Those really do look like trees!

  5. Dawn Sharafi

    Hi Michele, Love the snowy woods cowl! How can we buy the kit when it becomes available in August? (seems so far away!) Can we get on a waiting list or something? (afraid I’ll forget about it by August) Thanks! Dawn

    Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:16:39 +0000 To:

  6. This is gorgeous! And so Northwest-y…

    • Thank you! Deciduous and evergreen trees, just like my backyard…but it’s 3 Douglas Fir and a double trunked maple here! (catching up on email…)


    • Yes, I knit that one about 20 years ago. This time I was inspired by the intertwined trees in Barbara Walker’s second treasury, the one with the charted patterns. So much beauty!