To celebrate summer, I’m focusing on one pattern from my latest book, Ultraviolet Knits, each week all summer. Today, it’s all about my Midnight Waffles Cowl, which doubles as a hairband. You can access a list of all the related posts HERE! An added treat for the next three Thursdays is that Country Living will feature one pattern each week – this is the second post related to that series. . So, this Wednesday post is your reminder to pick up a copy tomorrow at your local Irish newsstand. It’ll also be online here.
To celebrate the three-part series by Maria Moynihan, I am having a giveaway over on my Instagram account – enter for your chance to win a digital edition of your own of Ultraviolet Knits.
Midnight Waffles Cowl
The Midnight Waffles pattern looks complex, but is a simple combination of slipped, knit, and purl stitches.
The name is inspired by my mother’s tradition of taking me out to the all-night diner for waffles when she finished a wallpaper or DIY project on our home. It was one of the early ways she included me in home improvement projects even before I could wield a putty knife or hammer. It was made all the more special that the diner had a sister location which is where my parents went on their first date. Midnight Waffles celebrates the little wins that make big memories.
The cowl design features a provisional cast on that is later joined with the bind-off edge for a continuous pattern and double the insulation. The resulting cowl works equally well as a headband/earwarmer.
Are you digging the 80’s look of these photos? My moon earrings are actually a gift from my mother in 1988.
Knit with My Mama Knits PATSY DK in two colorways – Sugar Skull and Hen Party. The yarns are deliciously reactive under black light! You can see above the same colorways under natural light and then ultraviolet light. You can read my Interview with My Mama Knits, Hand-dyer from last year to get to know her more.
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.
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.co.uk (UK/Ireland, affiliate link)
Barnes and Noble (35% off preorder with free shipping)
Anchor and Bee Publisher (Worldwide, books ship signed and free gift of Ravelry digital version with each purchase)