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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Last Cowl of the Season!

There was one more cowl from Cowlgirls that I really wanted to make this Winter. It is hugely long, in four brown/black colours and patterned, rather like an amazing necklace.

I had enough dark blue and black fleck from two cowls I knitted earlier this year and wanted a  rich brown to put with these. I was really out of luck. Nowhere could I find a chocolatey brown wool. What I ordered in the end, thinking it would be dark brown turned out to be quite pale. In the end I used this and used a little bit of cream acrylic, left over from the Failyn Fox cowls, as the fourth colour.

Once the colours were settled, it was fun to knit, although I quickly gave up keeping all four balls in play at the same time, thinking I could weave the colour changes up the edge as I went along.

The colours have, I think, worked quite well.

It is a bit late for wearing this year, but get good wear next season.


Monica said...

Wow, it looks great on him, Jillian! I think the colours worked well.

Jillian said...

Thanks Monica.

katherine said...

Looks fantastic on and off Jillian. Mind you the wind we have been having the last few days would have seen it being used.

Jillian said...

You are not wrong, Katherine. We took our grandchildren to Victor Harbor for two days - nearly got blown off Granite Island!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Looks like a terrific looking cowl. As we head into our winter months I'll soon be bringing out the toques and gloves, scarves, winter coats and boots. No cowl though unfortunately but maybe my mom will knit one for me :)