Friday, March 14, 2014

cowgirl cowl

The only reason I've been so quiet lately is that I've been working on secret projects behind the scenes ... that, and a bit of letdown after all the Olympics-knitting productivity! My swap partner has received this project, so now I can reveal it! Knitting with this yarn stumped me at first ... it's hard to tell from this picture, but the yarn has a purple base that is spun with a black accent. I tried two different cowl patterns before settling on this one ... and I love how it turned out! Really fun construction, and the lace is not bad (but one part of the pattern stumped me at first, where you start the decrease section ... tired brain to blame mostly! Somehow the way it was written did not compute until I read the whole pattern in line-by-line instruction). I also had serious doubts as I neared the end of the pattern--you basically are knitting what feels like a HUGE rectangle with a triangle tip. It just seemed way too big to look as fabulous as the pattern depicted. I was happily surprised to see otherwise once I cast off! The cowl is also surprisingly warm, despite being lace. I will definitely make this one again, for myself!

Pattern: Cowgirl Cowl by Pam Powers
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted (colorway: Tanzanite, used approx. 2/3 skein)
Needles: size 8 Knit Picks Harmony
Mods: Skipped the tassel at the bottom!

2 comments:

  1. I like the Twisted yarn. I think it's actually the same colorway on both strands but the base is non superwash and the 'accent' ply is superwash so it takes the dye differently, which I think is really cool!

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  2. Duh! That makes sense, and makes me appreciate the yarn so much more now! Wow, pretty crazy that the superwash ply turned black from the same purple colorway!

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