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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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21 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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

    Thanks for sharing with Crafty Friday!

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  10. 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.
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  11. So beautiful! I'm just amazed by anyone who can do this! New follower from Relax and Surf Sunday. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

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

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  13. Very chic! Love them!
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    nancy

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

    -Sarah

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  16. so cool! i wish i could knit or crochet...but alas...no one to teach me again.

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