(Con)Sequential (Ravelry Link) is a simple cowl and eternity loop in one pattern. The only difference between the two is the initial cast on number. And the entire pattern is worked in something called sequence knitting; except for TWO stitches the whole cowl is all the same combination of knits and purls.
Ever since I watched an interview with Cecelia Campochiaro, I have been fascinated with the idea of sequence knitting. That is, the process of repeating a simple pattern over and over again to create amazing textures. When I received the some yarn from Manos del Uruguay for review (Alegria Grande in Ushuaia), I was curious to see how it would look in sequence.
So armed with needles and an idea, I began knitting. I quickly realized that even though I loved the look of the Ushuaia knit up (it reminds me of galaxies!) it was a little busy for the pattern I had in mind. I subsequently purchased an additional skein of Alegria Grande in the Leo colorway to knit a smaller cowl which would show the stitch texture even better (bonus: it coordinates nicely with Ushuaia).
So how did I name the pattern? I was knitting a pattern in sequence out of yarn from Manos del Uruguay. I love Manos del Uruguay because the company is dedicated to improving the lives of its artisans and their families in Uruguay. They are certified by the World Fair Trade Organization certified, meaning they are committed the highest ethical practices, caring for their artisans and providing them with opportunities, and keeping their environment clean. Manos del Uruguay’s contributions to the industry at large are of consequence, hence (Con)sequential!
While you can use any worsted weight yarn to create your cowl or eternity loop, I hope you’ll consider using Alegria Grande and supporting your local yarn store!
A special thank you to the folks at Fairmount Fibers for yarn support; they sent me two skeins of Alegria Grande for free.