Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ravelympics / exchange cowl

Bridgette Lowder of Farm Girl Fibers custom dyed this super awesome chunky yarn for me. :-)I love this pattern because it knits up really quickly on size 19 needles. Since i had almost twice the yardage the pattern calls for, I got a nice super wide cowl that can make a pretty decent hood.
I took multiple pictures with and without flash because I was trying to do the yarn justice. Its just such a rich yummy color.
And from all reports my exchange partner loved it. I hope it keeps her warm and toasty.
Now everyone in my monday night knitting group wants to make one. Of course, it was me being on my third one that finally sparked this, but hey, whatever inspires them is cool.

I still love the first one I made, but the alpaca definitely sheds a lot. I want to make myself a large cozy cowl / hood that doesn't shed and I have some lovely aqua and brown yarn that I got from Bridgette a while ago, so I just might have to do that. And maybe I should also buy my own pair of size 19 20'" addi turbos instead of borrowing them all the time :-)

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