Two Gray Cowls

Just a quick one tonight to show off a couple of cowls. The first one I finished several days ago and just got around to blocking.

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The pattern is Flor de Maio and it was designed for Classic Elite Yarns Chateau, a baby alpaca yarn, and that’s what I used. It’s one of my favorite yarns, so soft and decadent, with great drape.

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It lost a bit of the thick density with blocking, so I kind of wish I hadn’t blocked, but it did open up the pretty diamond lace pattern nicely. This one will be a gift.

The other one is made from some of my brand-new yarn from over the weekend, Cascade Yarns Spuntaneous, and I’m kind of in love with it too.

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It’s a delicious super bulky, soft like roving, softer than Rasta or Magnum but with that same wonderful chunky texture.

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The pattern is A New Years Cowl and it was quick. Like, couple of hours quick.

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I mean, come on. This is just so perfect. I love it so much I might have to make another one. And another, and another!

Happy knitting, friends!

9 thoughts on “Two Gray Cowls

  1. Lovely cowls. Grey is so gorgeous. And the chunky knit in grey is the kind of cowl I have been dreaming about(!). 🙂 Wow! I put the New Years cowl into my pattern library – thanks for sharing it, and congrats on the marvelous knits!

  2. Your cowls turned out beautifully!

    Can you tell me what size circular needle you used? Cascade recommends size US 15-17, and I wasn’t sure which needles to buy.

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