Monday, June 27, 2011

Contagious Cowl

I wanted an easy project to bring along to the knitting retreat & decided to start this as I have not made one before.

At the retreat, another knitter was also knitting the same cowl in her own handspun & it was looking great. Both of us were highly motivated & wanted to finish the cowl before the end of the retreat I finished mine on the 2nd day of the retreat & it was gorgeous .....


.... I love it & it feels so soft & warm around the neck. I was glad that I use one of my favorite yarn for this cowl - Socks That Rock Silkie. The slip stitch pattern of the cowl really brings out the colors of the yarn.

My finished cowl triggered off a knitting frenzy as several knitters wanted one. Gosia cast on immediately & in 8 hours (around 11pm), she had a cowl.

Since the retreat, I have seen a few more finished cowls in the knitting groups!




7 comments:

Rose Red said...

It's funny how some knitting patterns are contagious, isn't it!

I have some STR Silkie but haven't used it yet. Gosh I wish I had more knitting hands!

Roseann said...

Your cowl is so pretty, the colors play so beautifully in the pattern. It is the perfect size, not too big (I confess, some of the large ones puzzle me) and not too small, just right!

Sue said...

The cowl looks wonderful. I am thinking that perhaps I should start wearing those instead of scarves. Your weekend away looks like it was filled with lots of wonderful things to try and see.

Bells said...

oh socks that rock silkie! I've never used that and I adore their yarns.

Cowls are addictive aren't they? I've only made one and at the time I wondered why it had taken me so long - perfect little carry along projects!

Sasha said...

Gorgeous, Ann! I bet that yarn feels wonderful against your neck - soft, silky and snuggly!

Anni said...

Gorgeous cowl. Love the colours.

2paw said...

It looks so comfortable to wear and so soft and the colours are gorgeous. I agree, some pattern are contagious, but in a good way!! You have some beautiful weather there too. It snowed down to 100m in Hobart today!!