Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tenley Cowl

Tenley is part of the Knitty Professors Winter 2009/2010 Collection.


Knit seamlessly from the top-down, Tenley is a flattering, fitted cowl-neck sweater. Shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Colorway: Orchid), this sweater would work in any worsted weight yarn, such as Paton’s Classic Merino. Cascade 220, or Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted.

Tenley is inspired by Tenley Albright, the first female American figure skater to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games. Though never a professional skater, she entered and won the 1956 Olympic Games. What we love about Tenley was that she didn't stop there—she went on to study medicine, graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1961. She then became a surgeon.

The center medallion cable motif on this sweater reflects Tenley Albright's Olympic success. The twisted cables on either side evoke the caduceus, the familiar symbol of the medical profession.


Tenley is designed to flatter a woman’s figure. The cable and rib motif slims your waist, while optional hip increases provide an hourglass shape.


We hope you'll find Tenley a very wearable sweater. The slouchy cowl neck makes it a great pick for cold days, but the cable and rib pattern throughout the body still gives you a flattering, shapely silhouette. Tenley is perfect for watching a figure skating show at the arena, or just for taking a walk on a crisp winter day.


See my Ravelry page for information on sizing, yarn requirements, etc.

Tenley is available individually for $6.00

or as part of the Winter 2009/2010 collection, where you’ll get 7 great patterns for just $21.00.

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