Meet Sarah Jo. Look at this amazing cowl she designed! The Refuge cowl features our Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn in five colors.
I am totally in love with the zigzag eyelets and funky edging. And don't even get me started on the perfectly funky color combo!
Sarah Jo has an impressive history as a knitting designer and she tries to give away one pattern each fall for the purpose of helping people make Christmas gifts from their stash. We really lucked out that she chose our yarns for this year's pattern!
She also invites knitters to use this pattern for charity knitting and that's what inspired the name. From her Ravelry page:
Refuge - shelter or protection from danger or distress; something to which one has recourse in difficulty. This cozy striped cowl is a part of my response to those who have no shelter - the homeless, the refugees, those who are literally left out in the cold. I wish that I could knit one for every homeless person in my city as winter approaches - and I hope that as a collective, we knitters will always work together to warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.