In the latest Knit Now Magazine, available from today, a quick and easy cowl pattern of mine got published: the Maida Vale cowl. It is knit in the round and features an all-over cable pattern and needs less than 100 g of DK weight yarn – perfect for all who are still busy with their Christmas gift knitting. The pattern was named for a London Tube station, which opened in 1915 and was the first station to be staffed entirely by women.
When I started with the pattern, I picked a yellow DK weight from my stash – Easyknits.co.uk Deeply Wicked DK – and the colour reminded me of the colour that represents the Circle Line in the London Tube maps. The Tube is a great way to get around in London and its map looks like an intricate pattern, so I wanted a stitch pattern to represent it, which in my opinion the overall cable pattern does very well.
Needless to say that my yellow cowl got named Circle Line Cowl.
Oh, and in case anyone wonders why the German text about the Maida Vale Cowl is so much longer than the English one: I realized that I have no idea what a cowl is called in German. There seems to be no German word and all I found is the word ‘loop’. So an English word to describe something we don’t have a word for in German. So I asked my readers to help me out, if they know a German word to call a cowl.