Something refreshing just in the nick of time! The BabyCocktails Tiki Collection by Thea Colman is an ebook of tropical knits (paper umbrellas not included) featuring Mai Tai, a cowl knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
These focus on bright color, deep texture, and bold details. I tried to take the vibrant and lush feeling of the tiki bar and translate it into some fun projects to get us through the last push of winter…
About The Mai Tai Cowl…I wanted something big and squooshy and textured for this design. A slipped stitch motif gives the fabric an extra lofty feel, while adding texture and depth to the background for the cables, which are placed off center on the long wrap.
This one is easy to alter for depth or width, and instructions are given in the pattern. Three sizes are given, for a short, long or medium cowl. The sample is knit to the largest size.
The Ultra Alpaca comes in every possible color imaginable, and the subtle heather in the yarn adds to the beauty of the stitch motif. It’s light and warm and soft – and a bargain 🙂
I couldn’t agree more! And because we could all use a little something bright and happy, I’m excited to partner with Thea for a giveaway!
Mai Tai Giveaway
Enter: Post a comment telling us what you do to beat the late-winter blahs. You’ll be entered to win Thea’s new ebook and enough Ultra Alpaca (in shade #62178 Grapefruit Mix) to knit your own Mai Tai cowl.
Details: Must be 18 years or older and a resident of the U.S. or Canada to be eligible for the prize. Comments must be posted by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, March 15. One winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog next Monday, March 16.