Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Potterphiles - BEWARE!

This has been a very long time coming...and it is finally here. My first Harry Potter themed cowl!

I had a request from a colleague to knit up a cowl for his daughter's birthday. He asked if I was familiar with the Harry Potter books and movies. I instantly reddened, thinking to myself, "if only he knew". I politely nodded, and said, well "yes, of course". He asked me knit up a cowl in one of the house colours. Now, your instinct might be similar to mine. I thought he would want a Gryffendor cowl for his daughter. No no, he corrected me. His daughter falls under the He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named catagory of fans. Yes, my little cowlards: he wanted a Slytherin cowl.

Feel free to substitute the colours I mention for those of your favorite house. I personally like Hufflepuff just because the colours are cool - but will always be Gryffendor.

Here's the pattern for the now-infamous Slytherin Cowl:


US 15 (10.00mm) circular needles
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick - Charcoal
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick - Pine


Cast on 50 stitches with Charcoal
Place marker, and join in the round
K1 P1 and repeat for 4 rounds

Knit the next 4 rounds in Charcoal
Switch to Pine, and knit 4 rounds
Switch back to Charcoal, and knit 4 rounds
Switch to Pine, and knit 6 rounds
Switch to Charcoal, and knit 4 rounds
Switch to Pine, and knit 4 rounds
Switch to Charcoal, knit 4 rounds
K1 P1 for the final 4 rounds

Bind off!
If you want to get really creative, you can stitch in the "Dark Mark" for added evil.
Simple, no?

Monday, 12 December 2011

The Giveaway is finally here!

Greetings to all my lovely followers (not sure on the number, it could be one and it could be one million, nevertheless, I'm just happy you're here and reading).

There is a wonderful giveaway being offered by "Whatever, Eurotrash" - an innovative, intelligent and well researched fashion blog focusing on Canadian, vintage and designer fashion and fashion culture. The giveaway is quite simple: read the blog, name the Eurotrash mascot (see the girl looking like she's going to regurgitate last night's Campari/soda, yup, that's the mascot). You'll be automatically entered to win . One of the prizes included in the giveaway is a custom made cowl by yours truely, The Little Cowl Company.

Here's the direct link to the blog:

Don't forget to check out her other blog postings. You will laugh, be informed of the latest happenings, and of course, want to run out and buy/rock/wear one of her outfits. I try to control myself every time I read her latest posting.

Happy reading and of course, as the Italians bocca al lupo (good luck)!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


Happy December everyone! I hope everyone is feverishly knitting up warm and cozy presents, or buying a special present for the special knitter in their lives.

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I am so happy to mention a wonderful giveway being presented by my good friend at

The contest is "12 Days of Eurotrash Christmas" and entering is easy.

Simply go to: and name the "Whatever Eurotrash" mascot girl. In addition to the wonderful things included in the prize pack is an exclusive cowl knit by "The Little Cowl Company" (aka me!). The cowl is 100% Italian wool, in a lovely colourway of charcoal, grey, and cream.

Good luck to all who enter!