Saturday, December 4, 2010


While I didn't exactly count the hours I put into knitting this cowl, I can honestly say, it probably didn't total 6 hours. Max. I'll keep track with the second one. Though I was prepared to knit several Pretty Thing cowls for gifts, I had second thoughts as they'll take twice as long and my goal this weekend is to finish all of my holiday knitting.

Lofty, I know, but the list is short.

This is the Burberry Inspired Cowl, free on Ravelry, with modifications I found here to knit it in super bulky yarn. Though it likely lacks a little in drape because of the bulk of the yarn, I don't think it matters much to those of us freezing our kibbles and bits off in northern climes. I fought off the urge to do a three needle bind off and complete the Kitchener stitch seam, and I'm glad I did. It's invisible.

I want one.

Now that's a surprise.

If you want my notes on how to modify this pattern for the super bulky yarn, you can email me. I'll be happy to send them along.

Now I'm off to go scratch another name off the knitting to-do list.


Stephanie V said...

I saw that pattern - I liked it. Good to know it was quick and easy. And I still like it. Congrats on throwin' down that list.

Lois Evensen said...

Cowls seem to be the gift of the season. Yours is very nice. I've made a few for gifts, too.

Lisa L said...

jeez you're amazing! i am in awe of your talent rudee!

Brenda said...

Very Pretty! Your hands and fingers must be super strong. Your friends and family will surely love them.

Kathleen said...

OH, MY! Want to talk about a trade again? I really really want one of these!

Gail said...

I can hear those needles clicking!