Knitting isn't just an art form, it's practical magic! Take the Dark Arts Hat & Cowl, for example. With just a few waves of my pointy knitting wands, an unlikely pair of hand-dyed yarns were transformed into an eye-catching, feather-light set of Spring accessories.
The Dark Arts Set began with two unlikely yarn companions: a charcoal Merino single with neon speckles, and a rainbow-bright skein of mohair/silk. Two yarns that had been hanging out in my stash for over a year because, honestly, I had no idea what I was thinking when I bought them, and no idea what to do with them. I'd only rarely designed with variegated yarn, and I'd never designed with speckled yarn. The colours? About as far away from my usual neutrals as you could get. But I was determined to make them work. So...I took my knitting needles, practiced a little swatch alchemy, and magically transformed two very "not me" yarns into a "totally and completely me" set that I am so very proud to share as an original COLD COMFORT design.
I can't wait to see all the magical yarn combinations YOU will choose for your very own Dark Arts Hat & Cowl. Don't forget to share your FO's on social media with the hashtags #darkartshat and #darkartscowl. Now, go, my friends, and make your own knitty magic! The patterns are available on Ravelry now.
Hello & Welcome!
I'm Alexis, the knitter/designer behind cold comfort knits. My favourite animal is a sheep (obvi). Second in line? Alpacas. But not llamas--those guys are mean! As for house pets? I'm a cat person, 100%. Other things to know about me? My primary knitting fuel is vanilla-hazelnut coffee. And my inner child is actually more of an inner senior-citizen. I'm an old fogey at heart. Nice to meet you! Happy knitting!