I’m really delighted to introduce you to ‘Shivelight’ a beautiful cowl designed by the talented and very kind Claire (Claieinstitches) .   I was completely bowled over when Claire sent me the finished knit – I couldn’t imagine a more perfect cowl.
black isle yarns cowl in gotland yarn
Claire was inspired by the woods on the Black Isle and the design perfectly captures ‘lances of sunlight piercing the woodland canopy and the shadows cast on the woodland floor’. I have prepared kits and they’ll feature at shows and occasional shop updates, the kits include lovely pattern cards prepared by Claire, joined by a stitch marker, which include an extract from a beautiful poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

‘……Down roughcast, down dazzling whitewash,
wherever an elm arches, Shivelights& shadowtackle
in long lashes lace, lance & pair……’

gotland mini skeins sm
Shivelight is a snuggly colour-work cowl knit with four shades of my Gotland DK (Cream, Silver, Grey and Charcoal) and has been designed to be a good stepping-stone into the world of colour-work, as well as being an enjoyable knit for the more experienced.  If you are keen to knit yourself a Shivelight Cowl and there isn’t any Gotland in my shop at the time, do please contact me as I may be able to put together a kit just for you (mail@blackisleyarns.co.uk).

gotland black isle yarns cowl

3 thoughts on “Shivelight Cowl

  1. Good morning,
    This is such a pretty cowl and I’d love to purchase a copy of the pattern, or even a kit, but I don’t see where I can purchase either on this site. Am I missing it somewhere? Please let me know how I can get my hands on this pattern (or kit)!
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Melissa

      If you email me on mail@blackisleyarns.co.uk I’ll sort you out with yarn and a pattern. The shop is closed just now as I’m in the middle of a series of shows – but I am happy to arrange an individual sale for you. Apologies for taking a while to respond, I don’t usually get questions on blog posts so hadn’t spotted your comment until now! Julie

  2. My wife is interested in purchasing scottish wool yarn to make a gansey sweater. Since we live in the states, could we purchase some from you to be shipped here?
    Thanks
    David Stuhr

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