Of course the projects I actually finished were newer ones, started after Christmas with new yarn. Of course I couldn’t bring myself to finish a poor old WIP. Well. Maybe that’ll be next.
Yesterday the girl had a District Orchestra performance so I had driving time knitting and concert time knitting, and I was able to bind off the Hill & Dale cowl on the drive home. I don’t think it even needs to be blocked.
I do love the drape and the colors but it’s kind of hard to wear. Every time I put it on the mannequin, it looked kind of dumb, like this:
Finally, I got this, which isn’t as lovely as it looks in the pattern photos, but still wearable.
Pattern is Hill & Dale Cowl, yarn is Malabrigo Rios in Archangel. I used almost all of two skeins.
Then last night, the girl, who is fighting a cold, wanted a movie night, so we settled in for The Sound of Music and I pulled out my Gothic Lace cowl. By the time the credits rolled, I was weaving in ends. I love this cowl!
Those are crochet button holes. I need to get buttons for the other side so I can show how pretty it will be all buttoned up! I’m thinking silver buttons with a vintage look. I used all the yarn and wish I’d had more to make it a bit longer, but it will be fabulous as is too. But first I do actually need to block this one to open up the lace and just get it all evened out and straight. That’s on my list today. This pattern is Gothic Lace Cowl by Tin Can Knits (don’t you just love their designs??) and the yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, which is my favorite Madtosh yarn so far. I kind of find Madtosh to be a bit splitty. So even though I love this cowl with this yarn, I still love Malabrigo more. I can’t help it. Malabrigo is my favorite. What’s your favorite yarn?
Definitely agree with silver vintage buttons, and what absolutely stunning yarns! My favourite I have to say is any of the West Yorkshire Spinners signature 4ply, so scrummy
Beautiful cowls! Silver buttons will be perfect! I love a cowl with buttons.
I haven’t done many but I think I’ll be doing more now!
They’re lovely, especially that Gothic lace cowl x
Lovely cowls and colors. As my favorite yarn, I have to say my hand spun, since I can tailor it to what I need. (sorry I couldn’t answer your question without sounding conceded, but I honestly spin so much that I can’t justify buying too much yarn unless it is sock yarn or acrylic.)
I don’t think that sounds conceited; I’d probably love handspun too if I could spin my own!
I’m loving the lace one. I can’t wait to see what buttons you get for it.
Thank you! I’m pretty pleased with it; just need time to take some good photos.
Two goregous cowls! I alway find cowls to be kind of hard to photograph.
They are both so beautiful!
I agree with you about malabrigo, it’s superior to most. I don’t know if I’d say it was my favourite after having knit with wollmeise, though.
Gorgeous creations! They’ll be so snug to wear.
They’re both beautiful!
Ooooh they are both so pretty! I love them!
My fave yarn is hayfield ripple chunky or Noro Haniwa
I love the look of Noro but not the feel. I’ll have to check out your other favorite!
Its so lovely. Its the colours thar make it awesone!
Your cowls turned out beautifully