As the snow softy falls, and the snow drifts slowly grow, I watch the trees grow from my needles. The Snowy Woods Cowl by PDXKnitterati is a cowl knit in the round with interlaced trees popped out in purl stitches. I used madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Fallen Cloud. The soft gray with hints of blue and cream remind me of New England winter skies.
The Snowy Woods Cowl is inspired by Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Source: Collected Poems, Prose, & Plays (Library of America, 1995)
- Pattern: Snowy Woods Cowl
- Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage
- Colorway: Fallen Cloud
- Needle Size: US 9 – 5.5 mm
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