This is officially my first finished project of 2013!!
When Winter hits, I automatically develop this urge to knit nice and snuggly things and for a while now I’ve wanted one of those HUGE cowls that everyone seems to be wearing.
Right from the moment this want emerged I knew at the back of my mind that it wasn’t going to work for me. I have a small neck and filling it with a huge cowl was not going to help. I am short. I own that, yet I can not accept the fact that this particular style is not going to do anything to help me.
But I WANTED a cowl like this. WANTED. So, I pulled out some super bulky yarn from my stash and proceeded to knit this beautiful pattern. And it really is. I loved knitting this pattern. It’s simple and easy and not much work for TV knitting.
I knew though. Even before I cast off, I knew. I love this cowl. I hate this cowl. But…. I love this cowl. I just won’t wear it and therefore this has now been added to the gift pile. I am sad. 😦
Yarn: GGH Aspen in 42 (Beige) x 5
Pattern: Fluted Cowl by Purl Soho
Needles: 10mm Denise Interchangeables
Notes/Modifications: I used smaller needles as I didn’t have the right size in my needle cache. I also only knit 10″ instead of the recommended 15″. The reasons for this are above.
The yarn on the other hand is not one I enjoyed working with. It’s mainly Acrylic and it was a purchase I made near the beginning of my knitting adventures. Finally used half of it and the rest has been gifted to charity.
Anyway. I enjoyed this knit, but it’s now been added to the gift pile.