Posted by on Sep 18, 2009 in fiber | 2 comments

I can’t believe that my most recent knitting FO post was back in early februrary. Shocking. Sorry to leave ya’ll hanging like that.

Thermal Cowl

Pattern: Thermis by Kris Knits (ravelry pattern link) project page
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Marron Oscuro (152 yards)
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) Inox Express circular (lazy loop method)
Mods: Instead of casting on 8 stitches in backwards loop method, I picked up the stitches from the back so as to avoid seaming in the end.
Facts to Remember: This pattern is off on the gauge, so I just grabbed one needle size down from the stated needle size and cast on.  The knitting went perfect from there on out, but its always good to check the ravelry forums and the comments on the pattern and people’s projects for errata info.
Things I Love:  The color of the yarn.  I can’t wait till the weather is perfect for this yummy cowl.

Cowly goodness in the form of fabrege

Pattern: Fabrege Cowl by Nina Machlin Dayton (ravelry pattern link) project page
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Buscando Azul (150 yards)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) Harmony Interchangeable Needles & US 6 steel(1.6mm) crochet hook (for beading)
Mods: I knit it tighter to give my friend a tighter cowl than my first one.
Facts to Remember: That random isn’t always good.  I used a multi-colored bead set (the website I purchased from is weird so I can’t link you) and at first I just grabbed a bead and added it.  It looked horrible and thankfully I had screwed up the stitch pattern (started too late at night) and so I had to rip back to the beginning of the beading and alternate matte and shiny.
Things I Love: The color.  Hmmm… I seem to be a broken record about this, but I got this yarn and felt it was just a touch too bright but I’ve loved the FO pictures of it on me.  I bet Jess will look fabulous in it with her winter coloring.  I sent it to her in March and she loved it.  Now I need a cowl in this color.  Thank goodness I still have a portion of the skein left.


Pattern: Cliodna Cowl by Jenny Raymond (my design partner) project page
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Applewood (119 yards)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) & 9 (5.5mm) Harmony Interchangeble circulars
Mods: None
Facts to Remember:  This pattern was so smooth that I just need to remember the pattern.  Highly recommended and not just because I the designer and I are partners, but for the beautiful FOs and the perfect sizing and clear chart pattern.
Things I Love: This skein of Applewood is fabulous.  The last one I had was a bit too pale.  This one is just perfect.

Squeee a fall cowl

Pattern:  Coniferous Cowl by Amy Duncan (ravelry pattern link) project page
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Seleccion Privada in colorway R (95 yards)
Needles: US 10 (6.0mm) Kollage Square Circular needles
Mods: Duncks loves a smaller cowl than I prefer so I increased from the small to the large size.  Thus this test knit is goes from the small snug size to the large loose size.
Facts to Remember: That highly variegated colorways do have a purpose.  This is pattern was perfect for this yarn that hadn’t decided what it wanted to be until Duncks tweeted a picture of this.
Things I Love: The fit even if it isn’t the standard one and the swirlies.


Pattern: Berthe Collar by Karin Maag-Tanchak in No Sheep for You (ravelry pattern link) project link
Yarn: Madelinetosh Pastoral in Nocturne (42 yards)
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm) Harmony interchangeable circulars
Mods: Cast on 71 stitches and knit till I ran out of yarn.  This was the leftovers from a hat which will be shown next week.
Facts to Remember:  Ripping is necessary when trying not to waste a single inch of yarn
Things I Love: That my Lime E. Wedge pin has a permanent place to live.