Washington Park

Pictured: The Washington Park Cowl

This has been an incredibly busy time – new job in a new home in a new state. As I sit here, I can’t help but reflect on how incredible all these changes are.

It felt like the move was planned and gamed out and focused on for months then all of sudden it happened and it felt disorganized and crazy.  And when I woke my first morning in my apartment in Rhode Island, I found myself in the loveliest environment.

Washington Park became my temporary home when I relocated to Rhode Island at the end of last August (I’ve since moved just outside of Pawtuxet Village in Warwick). Washington Park is a neighborhood in Providence between the industrial Port of Providence and one of the most beautiful urban parks I’ve ever seen, Roger Williams Park. The apartment itself backed up on to Roger Williams Park so every morning, I could see the morning sun over the ponds. It was an absolutely lovely place to use as a home base.

Pictured: Close up of broken rib stitch pattern

While working on getting settled and finding a house, I did a lot of very simple knitting. One thing I wanted to add as a wardrobe staple was a cowl that would be warm and lightweight.

That led me to knit the Washington Park Cowl in Shibui Knits Staccato yarn. It’s super simple and a great layer for brisk morning walks in the park.

You can find this free pattern on Ravelry (link). Happy knitting. ~Kara

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