Some of my favourite days are the foggy, misty ones. When the sky hangs heavy with the a condensation that seeps into your bones and makes the air feel fuzzy. In Newfoundland, this happens when a gentle breeze ushers in the fog from the sea. The word mauzy (pronounced: “maw-zee”) is traditionally used to describe this weather, when there is high humidity, light rain, fog, and the world feels saturated by the sea.
This is my inspiration for my newest pattern release: Mauzy DK. Inspired by foggy mornings and damp cheeks, this large cowl uses extra soft merino wool held together with extra-fine kid silk mohair. The halo of mohair that wraps around each stitch is the knitted version of fog— soft, encompassing, and completely magic.
Mauzy DK is worked seamlessly in the round on large needles, using simple all-over lace to create a delicate texture that drapes beautifully. A picot edge cast-on and i-cord bind-off keeps the cowl from being too tight, and in some cases allows for it to be pulled across the shoulders like a mini poncho. Mauzy DK can be worn around the neck as an oversized cowl or scarf, or pulled over the head as a hood. The heaviness of the DK-weight yarn means the hood stays up without much fuss.
I am so excited to finally publish this pattern so I can share it with you all. Mauzy DK has been my most worn accessory this fall and I hope that if you choose to make one, you will love it as much as I do. Not only is it a joy to wear, but it is also so lovely to knit because of the loose gauge and the gentle pattern repeat that is easy to memorize. What makes Mauzy DK shine is the yarn - choose something really special and this project will be a favourite for years to come.
To celebrate, I am offering a 20% discount on this pattern until September 30, 2018. Use the coupon code: Mauzy20 to save!