It’s Friday once again, so I thought I’d share some more FO’s that I’ve done over the last several months. This time up, it’s all about keeping the neck warm!
So, my first one up is a cowl I knit up several months ago (I just never got around to posting it). It’s called the Good Luck Cowl. Here it is being blocked after washing.
Pattern: Good Luck Cowl, by Christianne Gerstner
Yarn: Knit Picks Imagination Hand Painted Sock Yarn (50%Merino, 25%Alpaca, 25%Nylon)
Needles: Boye 16″circulars, sz 5US
Mods: I left out one repeat of the lace pattern – I thought it would end up too long.
I really loved the pattern for the Good Luck Cowl, and I really liked the yarn as well. I’m just not so sure the two were made for each other. The pattern really gets lost in all the deep colors of the yarn, plus I’ve been told it’s just a tad itchy on the neck. So, I knit up a second Good Luck Cowl in a different yarn. So I present Good-er Luck Cowl:
Pattern: Good Luck Cowl, by Christianne Gertner
Yarn: Koigu Painters Pallette (KPPM) (100%Merino)
Needles: Silvalume 16″ circulars, sz 5US
Mods: I didn’t make any mods when knitting up the pattern this time, and I think the length came out just fine. It’s definitely much softer than the first one I made, and the pattern really shows up nicely with the color (which is much more of a lavender color than the photo shows).
Next up is a toasty gaiter:
The neat thing about this little fellow is that when it’s worn under a jacket, it looks like a turtle neck sweater, but if the weather gets warmer as the day goes on, you can just take it off and put it in your pocket!
Pattern: Rib & Cable Quarter Gaiter (ravelry link), by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Plymouth Encore DK (75%Acrylic, 25%Wool)
Needles: Silvalume 16″ circulars, sz 6US
And last but not least, the Ridged Lace Cowl:
Pattern: Ridged Lace Cowl, by Elinor Brown
Yarn: Baruffo Merinos Otto (100%Merino)
Needles: Boye 16″circulars, sz 7US
Mods: I used a thicker yarn than the pattern called for, so I used a size 7 needle instead of 8. Also, I only did 5 repeats of the pattern instead of 7 – my yarn was running out quickly. I think the length turned out just fine!
And that’s all for now! woof