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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blue cowl

With the fox cowls, cossack hats and nightdress I needed a winter warmer for my daughter, so used the blue mohair wool to knit a cowl from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. It was relatively easy pattern - only two rows, and one of those is knit!

It knitted up quite quickly.

It is designed to be pulled up over the head if required, or worn loose around the neck. The cast-on edge frames the face and pulls into a slightly scalloped look.

The cast-off is a series of picots - very nice and designed to sit across the shoulders.

It was slightly awkward to block as it is a tube. I blocked it as instructed, then, when it was almost dry, moved it and reblocked it in a different position to remove the sense of two sides.

I rather liked the way it came out at the end - and it looks good on.


Monica said...

What a pretty lace design! I imagine it will be quite flattering to wear as well. :)

katherine said...

It looks fantastic. There is just something wonderful about blue/grey soft yarn like my alpaca and your lovely mohair. I was a naughty girl this morning when I found on ebay 200gms of mohair fleece being auctioned off. I've placed a bit and will see how it goes lol.

Jillian said...

Yes, 'Monica, it drapes really well. Katherine, I can no longer remember the name of the yarn - it was a Bendigo mohair but I no longer have the label and it's not currently listed.

margaret said...

this is a very pretty pattern, shame no photo of it being modelled maybe you could add one?

Jillian said...

Thanks, Margaret. I missed my chance to take a photo, it's much easier to take photos of projects than people!