I made the sample in the photograph using yarn I spun on my Sidekick... the ribbed section is a 3 ply yarn, and the stranded section is two 2-ply yarns. Being able to customize my yarn made me feel so in control!
The photoshoot at Schacht was a lot of fun. The photographer, Michael Lichter, was fun to work with, and his studio was so cool! fancy photo equipment, a beautiful seamless backdrop, and space to park a Harley! (He's a major photographer who focuses on motorcycles usually, but he also does lots of work with/for Schacht).
After I made the first cowl using my handspun, I made a second using the amazingly delicious Brooklyn Tweed Loft. Two colors this time, and all the same thickness of yarn... but since Loft has such...um...LOFTiness (haha!) it all evens out beautifully.
Enjoy the free pattern, courtesy Schacht Spindle Co.