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monday march 28, 2016: crazy for cowls ~ click here to comment March 28, 2016 09:33

Happy #TCJMonday!

I 'hop' everyone who celebrates had a great Easter weekend!

Easter Bunny Card

Here at The Crafty Jackalope we are crazy for cowls! We love them in the winter, in the summer and the seasons in between.  Here are a few we are mad about!


If you are looking for a quick cowl to make as a gift I would highly suggest the Capital Cowl V2.0.  If you have the yarn already (something bulky weight/12st) then all you need is the pattern.  Or you can get the complete kit with yarn and pattern all in a cute 100% cotton TCJ project bag.  The yarn the comes with the kit is a beautiful blend of silk and Alpaca and is offered in three colorways: grey; teal & opal.


One of my favorite designs is the Brave Cowl.  If you love plaid, this is the cowl for you.  It is knit with the delicious Purl Soho Super Soft Merino in 3 colors (sample: Super Pink 1120; Timeless Navy 1580 & Oyster Grey 2080).


Another quick knit is the Bambi Cowl.  We also offer this cowl as a kit; it come with two skeins of Malabrigo Mecha and pattern in a 100% TCJ project bag.


Looking for a cowl for the spring/summer months?  The Magpie Darling Cowl is airy & light.  The original pattern is knit with a strand of sequin sparkle (great for the holiday seasons or to dress up an outfit) but choose any light weight sock yarn in a linen or cotton or a soft merino and it is perfect paired with a t-shirt!


Another favorite is the Supersonic Crochet Cowl.  This is can be crochet in one hour (if you already know basic crochet techniques). This cowl comes as a pattern, a kit or handmade!

For a complete listing of all our cowl patterns, click here.  For the kits {yarn & pattern}, click here




monday, december 21, 2015: portobello cowl version 2.0 {knit kit} ~ click here to comment December 21, 2015 00:30

Happy Monday! Many of you might be frantically knitting gifts for this holiday season. For those of you who celebrate Christmas, there is only 4 more sleeps!  If you are still making gifts, then let me allow you to fantasize for a second and if you are finished your gift knitting/crafts or never were immersed in it to begin with then please indulge.... 

I am so excited to introduce the new Portobello Cowl version 2.0 pattern & knit kits!!!  We love love love the original and its bold fluorescents, but we are equally excited about this new version using SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted!  Slight modifications have been made to the original pattern to accommodate the shorter skeins (200 yards/108 meters) along with some other improvements.

We are also jazzed about the range of colors we are offering as kits! There are 6 combos: 3 semi solids and 3 variegated options.  SweetGeorgia does not disappoint, the colors are bold beautiful neutrals.  This line has sophisticated, fun and cheerful choices; something for everyone!

The sample is knit in my favorite colorway: Birch/Espresso/At The Ballet.  It has beautiful tans and light cool browns with a splash of variegated whites & pinks.  It goes with everything and is super feminine.


Each kit comes with 3 skeins of SweetGeorgia in the color combos set; the Portobello Cowl Version 2.0; all in a 100% cotton TCJ project bag.

There are limited kits so treat yourself or a friend!