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« on: December 19, 2010 01:00:35 PM »

I couldn't find a pattern for a cowl that I liked, so I made one myself.  Bleedat.

Rough instructions, if you're interested:  I cast on 50 stitches (I think with size 7 needles, can't remember now!) and I did seed stitch (moss stitch) for 6 rows.  I then switched to basket weave stitch (knit 5, purl 5) for 3 rows of squares.  Then I moved to stockinette stitch for about 4 inches, and then did two more blocks of basket weave stitch so that it wouldn't curl too much on the edges.  Then I went back to stockinette for another 4 inches before doing 4 sections of basket weave (yeah, yeah, I only did three rows on the other side, I'm aware) and then I did 6 rows of seed stitch and sewed button holes (my first time!) for 4 buttons.

I used Lincraft Surprise Yarn, which is an acrylic yarn sent to me by way of winning a blog giveaway.  I haven't been able to find it online because it's mostly an Australian company.

The real "surprise" with this yarn, however, was the three knots that I hit in it, which changed the colors halfway through (you can see the difference).  Wrapped around my neck it looks great, but you can bet I was in a huff while knitting it before it was done!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010 06:46:35 AM »

You know, I didn't even notice the colors changing halfway through, I was just admiring the long color changes of it Smiley  Looks really cute on you!
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010 07:06:49 AM »

This looks great!  You look so cute in your photos.
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