Ultraviolet Knits – Altair Cowl

Altair Cowl

One of three cowl patterns in the Ultraviolet Knits collection is the Altair Cowl. This design was inspired by Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila and the twelfth-brightest star in the night sky.

Altair rotates rapidly, with the velocity at its equator resulting in a non-spherical shape. That shape is emulated in this seamless cowl design. It looks more complex than it is, making this a great project for anyone who can knit and purl in the round. In designing this, I focused on texture that could handle speckled or busy colorways.

You can access a list of all the UV Knits posts HERE!

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Pattern Sources

The individual pattern is available from LoveCrafts or you can buy the entire ebook on Ravelry. Scroll down for details on the print edition of the book.

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Altair Cowl | Ultraviolet Knits | EvinOK

Georsan modelled for these photos. Niall Twamley was photographer. Martina Leahy was the stylist.

Skeins of green and blue yarn against a white background

Ghost of Captain Cutler in DK. © My Mama Knits

The Yarn

This is knit with just under a skein of My Mama Knits PATSY DK. It looks more complex than it is, making this a great project for anyone who can knit and purl in the round. In designing this, I focused on texture that could handle speckled or busy colorways. We all have those in our stash or wish list, right? This colorway is The Ghost of Captain Cutler from My Mama Knits in her PATSY DK colorway. You may recognize this colorway as one of the options for backers who chose levels including yarn rewards. You can read my interview from this summer with My Mama Knits on my blog, EvinOK.com.

UV Knits Print Cover

About Ultraviolet Knits

My latest book, Ultraviolet Knits: Twelve knitting patterns featuring UV-reactive hand-dyed wool (Anchor and Bee, 2020), was released at the end of March. This collection features 12 original accessory knitting patterns designed with black light-reactive hand-dyed wool-based yarns.This collection is inspired by the night’s sky, some from the view from Earth, such as star-gazing from a porch swing, while others pay homage to astronomy. Each of the 12 accessory patterns works well with bold, speckled, and vibrant yarns as well as semi-solid and neutrals, making the designs well suited for using those treasured skeins in your yarn collection. These accessory designs are excellent for travel knitting given their size. For festival-goers or everyday use, these finished objects are ones you’ll want to wear.

A photo collage showing all 12 knit samples from the Ultraviolet Knits book.

Where to Buy the Book

 

Individual patterns from Ultraviolet Knits will be available on Ravelry in October 2020, but until then you can treat yourself to the entire 12-pattern collection. Each week during June, July, and August, I’ll profile one of the patterns from Ultraviolet Knits in a blog post like this one.

If you wish to purchase the entire book, it is available as a digital download from Ravelry or in print from a range of bookstores and retailers. I’m including a partial list  of online retailers selling the book, though you can likely provide your local independent bookshop with the ISBN and they can order it for you.

ISBN: 978-1-910567-06-7 (paperback)

  • Price: $24.50USD / €22.00EUR
  • Trim Size: 8.268” x 11.693” (A4)
  • Page Count: 50
  • Illustrations: 63 color photographs and illustrations

Ravelry.com  (digital version is available now)

Amazon.com (USA)

Amazon.co.uk (UK/Ireland, affiliate link)

Amazon.com.au (Australia)

Barnes and Noble (35% off preorder with free shipping)

BookDepository (Worldwide)

Waterstones (UK/Ireland)

Bokus (Sweden)

Anchor and Bee Publisher (Worldwide, books ship signed and free gift of Ravelry digital version with each purchase)

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