Purple, calms the mind and body

Ombré Hood Cowl

Ombré, adjective, having tones of color that shade into each other, graduating from light to dark1.

I’ve always admired the Neighborhood Fiber Company. I first learn about them at Vogue Knitting Live in 2014.  (Yes, this gorgeous yarn has been in my stash for over 2 years!)  It was a typical love for fiber story. Karida Collins started the company in the kitchen of her basement apartment in D.C.  Encouraged by the colors around her, her talents and love for fiber built the company, and has since moved to a studio in Baltimore.

Ombré Hood Cowl

The Cowl Hood was knitted with Loft,  a super soft, luxury silk-mohair blend yarn.  The colors were named after Baltimore neighborhoods -Charles Centre, Lauraville, and Remington – created a beautiful ombré effect.  Not wanting to waste any yarn, I knitted the cowl way beyond its suggested length of 20 1/2 inches. This made for a super warm hooded cowl, just perfect for Chicago winters.

Ombré Hood Cowl

I hope to one day visit The Neighborhood Fiber Company for one, or even all, of their yarn dying workshops!

  1. Definition of Ombre by Merriam-Webster

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