I'm Alex Tinsey and I design stuff! I like simple textures and interesting shapes. I like soft wools and kettle-dyes. I like ice cream. Addis. Hats. Spinning. Ducklings. And I like you too, sugar ...
I'm Alex Tinsey and I design stuff! I like simple textures and interesting shapes. I like soft wools and kettle-dyes. I like ice cream. Addis. Hats. Spinning. Ducklings. And I like you too, sugar cheeks. I can?t say I care for bio-writing, though. Boring stuff: I graduated with a degree in psychology (still in mint condition!) from Reed College, after dinking around at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Kenyon College for a while. I've been knitting since about 2004, designing since about 2006. I was making up my very own garter stitch squares and randomly-decreased hats before that, but I won't count it. I've had patterns published in Knitty, Knit Simple, the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program, and Interweave Knits, though I generally go the self-publishing route.View all patterns by designer (24) »
This little cowl was born of my love of triangle scarflettes, and their all-too-frequent (and frustrating) tendency to fall off when I'm running around. It is knit in two very different yarns (superwash merino wool and a feather-light steel-wool) in the same color, paired with rapidly changing stitch patterns to create a sort of textural adventure. It is extremely light to wear, while still being cozy. It is reversible, and can be worn looped once or twice around the neck, on the shoulders like a small capelet, with the bandana point out in the front, side, or back, or tucked away into the folds so that it looks more like a typical cowl. This design is ripe for experimentation, whether with color, texture, fiber, or scale, while at the same time involving very simple techniques familiar to most advanced beginners.
(Sharona Redux differs ever-so-slightly from the original Sharona featured in Interweave Knits, but the overall effect is the same :-) )