Maybe you have heard of it's inspiration, the famous fashion hero and ultimate dandy, Mr. Beau Brummell?
He was the one to bring the stylish, minimalistic attire to new heights during Regency England and to focus on material, fit and understated elegance instead of overdone ornaments and frills, that were en vogue before this guy came along.
Especially the elaborately knotted neckpiece, that every gentleman of his time eagerly copied, was his statement piece - but Beau was generally concerned about discreet design elements and subtle details that made his clothes stand out without being flashy.
The whole cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down in subtle striping, by knitting with two strands of yarn (held together or alone) in sequence to form the stripes, so that we get more of a discreet textured striping than a coloured one. This can of course be worked with a bigger visual impact, if the thinner yarn is knitted in a contrasting colour and not in the same as in my own project shown here.
To celebrate the last days of 2014, I thought that a small present would be quite appropriate... so I thought that a contemporary version of Beau's neckpiece would be in order to accompany the launch of the BeauB cardigan.
The MissBrummell Cowl will be offered for the last 3 days of the year as a gift when you buy the Cardigan. (To make the promotion work you'd need to put both patterns into the shopping cart before purchasing).
You can buy both the BeauB and MissBrummell here on this site, or go over to ravelry to check them out and take a look at the lovely projects of other knitters.
I hope you like them and I wish you all a wonderful and inspiring New Year!!!