Friday, July 18, 2008

Moving to Blogger

Well, I've decided to move my blog over here to blogger. I hope I like this better than Wordpress.

So I said I'd blog about my cowls on my next post.

I've made three cowls so far and plan on making at least two more. They're really perfect, warm and cozy (funny to write that during summer!) and they are so fast!

So here's my first cowl. I think I cast on about 100 stitches on a size 6 US circular needle (16" cable). I did seed stitch for the first and last five rows. The yarn is Kathmandu DK Tweed, which I really enjoyed working with and hope to use again. It has a very rustic, tweedy feel to it.

I knit my second cowl out of the leftovers of my Chevron Scarf. I cast on 120 stitches onto a US 6 circular needle (16" cable) and followed the pattern for the Chevron Scarf in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. The only change you will have to make is to do three rows of knitting after the pattern round instead of one knit, one purl, one knit round.

And, here's a modeled shot.

My third cowl was made out of Auracania Nature Wool Chunky. This is the roomiest cowl and my favorite of all three in regards to it's fit. I knit the first few inches on US 10 circular needles, then switched to 9's for about an inch-and-a-half, and finished the cowl on size 8's. I was trying to shape the cowl, and i did a little, but it's not what I was aiming for. It still fits and looks great, though. I think I cast on about 94 stitches for this one and once again knitted in seed stitch for the first and last five rows.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Rebekah C said...

cowl's seem like such a great improvement on the scarf...they take less time to knit and they stay on your neck when you're wearing them and you don't constantly have to adjust them. I love all the yarn that you used for these and that chevron cowl is so adorable!

Octopus Knits said...

All three cowls are lovely, but the colorful chevron cowl is really stunning :)