Monday, September 20, 2010

Chronicling the Casual Cowl

But first, some cuteness. Puppies on a day trip:Ok, enough adorableness. As I posted about a few times before, I went through my stash recently. All of it. It was kind of insane and it's still not all picked back up. But that's neither here nor there. The point is I found yarn I had pretty much forgotten about and was inspired.

I decided to make a Sampler Style Casual Cowl. As is my usual MO, I did not swatch. But I will try and measure my gauge for those who do prefer to swatch. My philosophy is that its a big loop and who cares, but that might not be your philosophy. Anyhow, the first installment:
I forgot to photograph the first section before I started the second section, but you can see it clearly here.

How I started:

Size 10.5 US 20 inch circular needles. 32 inch would have worked fine too.

Worsted weight yarn in 2 different colors and textures. I used a soft smooth twist yarn and a soft off-white bumpy boucle. Neither has a label any longer, but they were both soft and looked good together. My smooth yarn is Color A and my boucle is Color B for purposes of the pattern.

Cast on 100 stitches with A.

Section 1: Work 6 rounds in K2, P2 rib.

Stay tuned for each new section and the complete pattern when it's done. This cowl will most likely be for sale at Indie Emporium where SomerKnits will be hanging out with Farm Girl Fiber, Lowder Colours Farm, and Angora Jane, so come see us!

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