For my fourth and final FO of June (it felt like more, honestly), today I’ll share my Lydian cowl. This yarn is Delicious Yarns Frosting Worsted in Boysenberry and it’s quite yummy. So soft and squishy, and great drape both before and after blocking. It started out as a different cowl but got frogged halfway through, and it was a bit splitty after that, but I’ll take the blame for that. I still loved knitting with it and I think I’ll love wearing it … when it’s not 90 degrees outside!
This was my first time knitting something using charts, rather than written instructions, and it wasn’t terrible. It helped that I didn’t have to memorize too many symbols, and I wasn’t tracking hundreds of stitches.
I love that main panel that almost hints at cables but isn’t, and I love the back that’s lacy but not a boring simple lace. However, I had a heck of a time with this pattern and I don’t know why. I kept getting to the end of the round and being one stitch off, and then I’d have to tink back. It wasn’t the pattern’s fault; it’s not complicated and it was well-written and clear. I think my brain was just struggling with keeping track of so many things going on. Maybe I’m better off sticking with simpler patterns right now!
You can find the pattern on Ravelry here.
The designer is also on Create2Thrive but this pattern isn’t, though maybe it will be added soon. I haven’t done anything with that site yet but I did sign up for an account on LoveCrafts and you can find me as bonnyknits. It’s not bad, but so far it doesn’t quite offer everything I love about Ravelry, so I’m still tinkering and pondering. Have you found any other great fiber community sites?
It’s really lovely! I have a lace project in the queue and I’m worried it will be too much for me right now. I haven’t checked out any other knitting sites yet. I don’t use Ravelry that much though I’ve tried.
Thank you! Just curious, where do you find patterns besides Ravelry?
I purchase a good number from the designers’ websites. My favorites are KnitSpot, Fairlight Fibers, Quince and Co, and Kate Davies. I do use the Ravelry app sometimes, which hasn’t changed since the website overhaul. Other than that, my LYS and library books.
Oooh – I love this! Congratulations on finishing something. Four things in one month is amazing
That’s a lovely cowl! I know what you mean about the timing not always being right for complex patterns, though. Sometimes my head just isn’t in anything more complex than a simple stockinette sock.
Looks awesome! And a great accomplishment to do it from charts if you hadn’t done that before. I know what you mean about needing simpler patterns, I’ve definitely felt that way.
That is really lovely!
It’s gorgeous 🥰
That is so pretty. I love that shade, too.