Turtles’ Journey Cowl


This is Heather Anderson’s Turtles’ Journey Cowl. Quite the little knitting story, as the turtles leave the sandy shore and head for the water. Anderson, learnsomethingnew on Ravelry, recently ran a Turtles’ Journey knit-a-long. Knitters worked on this cowl, or the hat in the same series, or on the shawl or┬áblanket in the same design. And, since the KAL, another shawl–Turtle Beach–has joined the family of patterns.


The cowl was a fun knit. You start with a provisional cast on, get the harder section done first (the turtles), move on to the waves, and then to the sand. A row of Kitchener and your end joins the beginning. Full circle.

Mine is knit in Michigan’s own Yarn Hollow, Tango. Tango is a DK weight wonder, with 85% merino and 15% silk.

Here’s my glass head showing it off.


I couldn’t knit just one. This next cowl is knit in Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash.


And now the back.


Turtles are a wonderful part of our life on Long Lake. What a hoot to be able to combine my interest in turtles with my obsession for knitting!

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