I got to give a knitted gift yesterday! And they liked it! AND they wore it all day! This is clear proof that this person is knit-worthy, but I will wait to knit more for them because I don’t want to scare them and
let them know make them think I’m crazy. I wasn’t planning on making them a gift, but I found the yarn in my stash and it basically screamed their name. The colors are just perfect for them.
This is the Growing Leaves cowl and I had to cross my fingers when I blocked it. See, I didn’t follow the instructions to decrease the last two rows because I thought, why would I want it get smaller?? Well. Because the bind off edge is kind of big and floppy if you don’t! Thankfully, it blocked out nice and even and gorgeous.
The yarn is Knit Picks Chroma Fingering in Vermont. I don’t like this yarn for socks because it’s so fuzzy and sticky, but it does make a lovely cowl!
This turned out beautiful! Did you make any changes to the pattern because of the smaller yarn?
Oh heck. I thought I wrote down how many stitches I cast on!! Obviously I went down to a smaller needle (3 instead of 7) but the only other mod would have been stitch count, and that number has totally fallen out of my head!!
That’s really pretty! I love Chroma for shawls and cowls too. I have used it for mitts too, but I think it would be too fuzzy to make good socks.
Thanks! Yes, I think it would felt really quickly on feet!
Very pretty 💗
That looks like the same stitch pattern on the baby blanket I made, isn’t it gorgeous! It works super well with that yarn too 🙂
It is a gorgeous pattern; I’m so in awe of people who can dream up things like that!