25 March 2014

It's Cowl Season

Actually, it really isn't. It's getting to be too warm to wear toasty cowls. But, I finally buckled down, sewed in threads and photographed a few I've made over the last few months.

This is the oldest one, not by much, but still .......... Made for a KAL at Knitterly in Petaluma, which is also where I found the delicious yarn, Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande for the body of the cowl and madeleinetosh bulky for the accent. I used the broken rib stitch (which isn't in the pattern, I just happened to be in the store at the same time as Shelli, the designer, and she generously shared all her modifications (the broken rib stitch and the slit at the top).

Next came this one, the Chi-Town Crochet Cowl, a free pattern. Quick, easy and fun to make. There's a twist in this one. The cowl is actually crocheted flat and sewn together at the end, that's when the twist is added.

And this is one I'm not sure about. I used a much thinner yarn than the pattern suggests, used more stitches and it works, sort of. I think I just might re-do this one, using yet more stitches and a larger hook. Not my favorite thing to do, but sometimes you just have to.
More details can be found here: on ravelry.

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