FO Friday: Colorwork cowl

Okay, I did it. I completed my goal of finishing my first colorwork project, and my Pawsitive Vibes cowl is blocked and ready to wear. Here it is before and during blocking.

I definitely see the paw prints when I step back from it. I wish I’d actually done the ribbing as ribbing rather than stockinette so it wouldn’t roll so much, but not enough to redo it! Here it is post-blocking:

As you can see, lots of rolling which shows more of the inside than I’d like. The stitches evened out some, but not completely — there are still some very loose stitches and floats.

I’m very much meh on this cowl. I don’t think I’ll frog it, though I may change my mind if I never wear it. And at this point I have no plans, desire or inclination to do colorwork again. I might just stick with complicated lace shawls for my challenging knitting. But at least I did it!

12 thoughts on “FO Friday: Colorwork cowl

  1. That is beautiful cowl. It’d be a shame to unravel it after the work you put into it. I hope you don’t mind my suggesting, but perhaps if you put a few rounds of crochet around the edges, it may help them not roll. Just thinking out loud here. I’ve done that with some of my projects that roll. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  2. It looks great! Though sometimes the point of trying a new style of knitting is to see whether or not we like it… and if you find that you don’t like it, at least you’ve tried it! If you want to wear it without the edge rolling, maybe just folding the ribbing over and whip-stitching a hem would do the trick. It would certainly be easier than re-doing the edges.

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