FO: Rabbit Fur Cowl

Rabbit Fur Cowl

I am the first to admit I was wrong. When Atelier got a shipment of this rabbit fur yarn my initial reaction was, "Seriously? I just got this in my trick bag for halloween!" I swore up and down that I would never be caught dead knitting with it. Leave it to Amanda to make me put my knitting in my mouth. This is no fun fur.

Rabbit Fur

While I completely get what makers of fun fur or other eyelash yarn are going for there is no duplicating the real thing. This yarn which is exclusive to Atelier is made from actual rabbit pelts. Now before you get all PETA on me and start splashing my blog with cans of paint – the rabbit that this fur comes from is harvested for its meat. All those hides that would have gone to waste are used to create this unique yarn. As far as I know this is the first actual rabbit yarn on the market. It makes for a beautiful fabric just like the scarves or vests you would get at Neiman Marcus for a fraction of the price.

Atelier currently carries this red/black, a dark green, black (worn by the fabulous Linda below) and the currently sold-out grey/black color below. It was that cowl that turned my mind around. 

Lindame

It was my mother that fell in love with red/black blend. During her Thanksgiving visit we went to Atelier and she walked out with a skein of the red and while she wanted to make it herself, I couldn't help taking it from her.

Now she has something luxurious to wear on her flight home…

Rabbit Fur Cowl

and I have a reason to use my "people's eyebrow" model pose. You're all welcome.

FO: Atelier Cowl

Atelier Cowl

Oh hey, you lookin' at me? Me and my fabulous and cozy cowl? Yea, I know you want it too. It's super chunky, oh so soft and I love it. I don't think I've told you all yet, but have been working at a yarn shop in San Francisco called Atelier Yarns. The 20 year old store is now owned by Amanda, who designs patterns for the yarn we sell.

Well, when Amanda whipped out this simple yet awesome cowl I had that feeling we all get when you see something you want to make rightthisveryinstant – fixation, obesssion,  a casual sensation to cast on.

Atelier Cowl

Atelier Shop Pattern #195
Needles: US 9
Yarn: Di.Ve Autmno, 5 balls
Raveled 

The yarn has a slight stripe to which adds to the dimension of the knit and purl sections. It's like a giant Wurm. The best part – the cowl is so stretchy that you can wear it as a capelet too.

Atelier Cowl/Capelet

I am giving this cowl to my best friend Julie who just became a new mom. I figure it's one of those easy, throw over your head and get warm fast type of knits! No need to think any harder than that! And hello, easy holiday gift – done and done. You know me and CowlsObsessed.

You can order the yarn and pattern (#195) which is free with yarn purchase by calling Atelier Yarns at 415-771-1550 or email atelieryarns@gmail.com.

WIP Wednesday: Grey Cowl

grey polaroid

A shop pattern from Atelier Yarns, San Francisco. Yarn is Di.ve Autmnno.

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And the winner of the shared birthday present is Ms. Willie Shultz! YEA! Thank you for all your kind words 🙂 This birthday girl has a perma grin!

OH and P.S. I am the guest blogger over at A Friend To Knit With spreading the word about Team Nick! Check it out. So much thanks to Leslie for joining me in this fight!