Monday, September 12, 2016

Inshore Cowl and Legwarmers (& Giveaway)

This week on the MRK blog, I am sharing a bit about a super snuggly matching cowl and legwarmer set from Gansey Kids: the Inshore Cowl and Inshore Legwarmers.

It was quite blustery that day- perfect fall weather!


Keeping in theme of Gansey Kids, the cowl (and legwarmers) are worked in the round from the bottom up and feature a variety of classic textured stitch patterns found on traditional gansey pullovers.  Think of it like a gansey sampler. Both patterns also feature the fun tubular cast-on and bind off, which is terrific for these types of projects. The stretchy and almost edge-less look give these designs extra wiggle room for slipping over shoes and heads. If you’ve never tried the tubular cast-on/bind-off, now is the time. It is the perfect compliment to this cozy accessory. Not quite ready for the challenge? Then stick with the tried-and-true long-tail cast-on.

Emma's cowl and legwarmers are made with gorgeous Moonshine yarn from Juniper Moon Farm in the Popsicle colorway. This yarn is downright scrumptious- so soft, so smooth (and yet quite lofty), and so perfect for next-to-skin knits. How could it not be anything less then heavenly with that blend of alpaca, wool, and silk in so many lovely heathery colorways?

I. Love. These. Knits. I love them so much that almost as soon as I finished knitting them, I cast on a cowl for me.  My cowl was knit in Ball and Skein's Providence yarn in the Moonshadow colorway.

Emma was giggling quite a bit during this shoot.

Guess what, readers. I happen to have one skein of Moonshine in the Popsicle colorway to give away to one of you!! To put yourself in the running to win this super soft and snuggly yarn, hop over to Ravelry and favorite both the Inshore Cowl and Inshore Legwarmers.

Then come back to this post and comment which Inshore accessory you would make first and who you'd make it for (it is perfectly A-OK to say YOU, ha ha).

Be sure to let me know your Rav name (so I can see all those lovely hearts and have a way of contacting you for the win)!  Feel free to favorite as many patterns as you like and purchase your Gansey Kids collection too. You have until Sunday, September 18th to participate. I will select a winner next Monday, September 19!

Until then, happy knitting!!


  1. I love the legwarmers!! Rav amchart

  2. I'd make the cowl for me! Ravelry name is iheartknitting

  3. Your patterns are so pretty! I favorited them :) I have to say I have a little girl and I would totally make the leg warmers first. My ravelry name is AngelicEmbers

  4. How adorable. I would make the cowl, for my oldest daughter. (and me too) ravelry name is kmb34me ♥

  5. I think that the cowl would be on my immediate to-do list! For a friend to warm her season!
    Ravelry name roni12k.

  6. Those are precious!! I'd love to make BOTH for my niece, Finley!! OK, I'd make the cowl first. My Revelry user name is imjustjenni.

  7. I would make the cowl first for my beautiful granddaughter who is 11 years old, she will love it and of course I would then make the legwarmers. Love this set! Ravelry name: arfghans

  8. I would make the cowl for me and the legwarmers would be given away in a swap on Ravelry. Which is what I do with most of my handknits.

    They are both very nice and I love the textured stitches.

    My name of Ravelry is : Loves2Dance

  9. My Rav name is Sequoia01. I would knit the legwarmers for myself because the weather in California doesn't get too cold and legs are always exposed here.

  10. My rav name is auntyannknits and I would make the legwarmers for my daughter. Love the pics, especially the giggling ones with the cowl!

  11. My rav name is auntyannknits and I would make the legwarmers for my daughter. Love the pics, especially the giggling ones with the cowl!

  12. I would make the cowl for my son's teacher.
    My RavID is alsparky
    Thanks for a great giveaway!