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Friday, March 11, 2011

Twisty Cowl

After ripping out the mug cozy I was attempting, for the third time, I will (temporarily) admit defeat.  I put the yarn to another purpose, since I think it is a nice oatmeal colour that deserves some love.  The yarn is Sirdar Click Chunky with wool, which I scored on Ebay for about £0.60.  The pattern I used is Tom's Crossed Cowl

I changed the pattern just a bit, so I'll write out what I did at the bottom.

After I made it my girls saw it, and immediately wanted one for themselves.  I let them pick out the colours.

Isla picked yellow and pink (just some acrylic I had in my stash), and I knitted it holding both colours together.  It came out a nice peach colour.

Rori picked a darker pink and the same yellow as Isla.  I am particularly fond of this one, I think the colours together are really pretty.  The girls were happy too.

I knit the first 5 rows with two strands of pink held together, then switched to one pink and one yellow for 5 rows, then double yellow for 10 rows, and then repeated the beginning colours for the top.

I used the basic pattern I linked to above, I did changed it slightly to omit a few rows I thought weren't needed, and add a few at the end to make is symetrical.

I used 6mm circular needles, 40cm long.  The first yarn I used was Sirdar Click Chunky, and the other two used two strands of acrylic held together.

Cast on 72 stitches.

Work 1x1 ribbing for 5 rows.

Work following rows twice:
Rounds 1-4 knit
Round 5:  *Slip 3 to Cable Needle (CN), hold in back, K3, K3 from CN, K3.  Repeat from * until end of the round.Rounds 6-9 knit

Round 10:  *K3, slip 3 to CN, hold in front, K3, K3 from CN.  Repeat from * until end of the round.
After completing round 10 for the second time, knit four more rounds. 
Work 1x1 ribbing for 5 rows.
Bind off loosely.

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  1. I love it! What a great way to work cables too. I am always amazed how the same pattern looks so different with different yarns or even the same yarn but different color.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  2. OOo I like the pattern and the color of the top one.

  3. I really like that pattern. I'm printing it out to try another day. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very nice! The two tone is especially awesome.

  5. Well, let's try my comment one more time!

    I, too, am on a cowl kick - I really love them. I also love shawls ... but that's another story. :)

    I particularly like the middle cowl - that light peach color (at least that's how it looks on my monitor) is really appealing.

    Happy fiber arts Friday!

  6. I love the cowls, the colors are so pleasing, love the cables!

  7. I love all the cowls. The peach one is crazy, considering it was a yellow and pink held together. I would have guessed it was just a peach yarn.

  8. What fun!! I love the fitted shape... and the color combos the girls picked are beautiful!

  9. Wow! These are lovely. I especially like the last one.

    Thanks for sharing with Crafty Friday!

  10. They look great!


  11. These are great. I could use one to be stylish while running in the cold! I love to crochet and knit. Thanks for sharing these.
    I am stopping by from Sunday's hops. I am a new follower. Great blog. Blessings...
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  12. So beautiful! I'm just amazed by anyone who can do this! New follower from Relax and Surf Sunday.

  13. Love them. The colors in the last one especially jumped out at me. Awesome!

  14. Very chic! Love them!
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  15. Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

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  16. Gorgeous!! I love the way these look! Thanks so much for joining me for Make Something Mondays! See you next week!!


  17. so cool! i wish i could knit or crochet...but one to teach me again.


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