I was up to the wee hours finishing this cowl. It took a toll on my fingers. All that knitting two together gave me bruises on my hands, but I love the finished product. Thank you daylight savings time!
Things I would do differently next time:
- On the trim, do knit2, purl2
- Make it 112 stitches so it can wrap easily around twice
- Not use three strands of yarn at a time because it was really tough to knit 2 together with all that bulk
Otherwise, I’m happy I have a neckwarmer to match my headband and gauntlets. It’s nice not having to deal with long scarf ends.
Onto a new project!
So I’ve been tinkering with the idea of starting a blog and I think it’s high time I do. It’s mainly for my own benefit — I make so much stuff I can’t keep track of it all. In addition to knitting (hence the Knit Nat title), I cook, sew and repurpose things. This blog is a catalog of all things Craft.
I’ve wanted to knit myself a cowl for the winter and I finally used my $25 credit at the Quilt Tree to purchase the most beautiful yarns for it. I did a lot of Ravelry research yesterday and found a pattern that was simple enough. It’s an easy lace pattern.
Just how luscious is this yarn?
I shall call this project the Harlequin Cowl.
24-inch size 9 circular needle
1 skien of Cascade Lana Bambu color 11 & 2 skeins of Ironstone Sunset color
1 stitch marker
Cast on 104 stitches. Place marker and join yarn, being careful not to twist the work.
k4, p4 for three rows (or however wide you want the trim to be)
row 1:*k2tog, yo*, repeat ** till end of row (don’t forget that the last stitch of the row is a yarn over.)
row 2 and all even rows: knit
repeat this pattern till project is wide enough to your liking
k4, p4 for three rows and bind off.
Here’s what I have so far: