Friday, February 24, 2012

Envy chevron cowl

Well, fourth time is a charm, and my cowl is complete! Aren't you green with envy?

I am really glad I took the time to re-knit this. Now, I love everything about it. I love the color- not normally one I gravitate to, but it is so bright and cheerful and makes me believe that spring is really just around the corner! The wool is so very soft. I love the pattern and the weight of it. The lacework makes it airy, and it is light around my neck, not too hot. I modified the pattern so the lacework changes direction, making a chevron/zig zag pattern. I love how it turned out.


I like that I can wear it long or short (though I prefer the short double wrapped version).


Mostly, I love that it is DONE. And not without further drama.....I added stitches as the last one was too short and strangling me a bit, and then this time ended up running out of yarn! Had to do some fancy pants stuff to pull it off....a couple less finishing rows on one end, and then I got to the last TWENTY stitches and ran out...so I used the yarn from the tiny tail from my starting point and k2tog to get this puppy done. With, literally, an INCH of yarn left!! So my finishing is a bit funny looking, but no worries, I keep that little bit hidden at the back ;)


I have been wearing this around non-stop the last few days :) My new favorite accessory!

(p.s. if you are wanting more details, you can find them on my Ravelry page, here)

16 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

When do you reckon it is safe to develop an annoying cough again?

Little Island Quilting said...

Yay, word identification is back off!

Natalie said...

It's gorgeous! I love the fresh, springy color! Plus, it feels so good to get those projects done once they've been re-started multiple times. I can see why you're wearing it all the time!

Stephanie said...

So pretty! Love it :)

Isisjem said...

oh wow I'm very green with envy. So wish I could whip something like this up.

Poppyprint said...

It's gorgeous and the colour looks fantastic on you! Way to keep at it until it was 'right'!

bethanndodd said...

I am totally green with envy...love, love, love it! I seriously need to take a class! Hope your weekend is a great one! Smiles~Beth

Lynne said...

Wah-hoo!

Katie B. said...

You're workin that cowl, girl! So cute.

Jennifer said...

It's awesome! And yes, given my knitting history, I am definitely green...

Jennifer :)

Little Blue Mouse said...

That's turned out lovely and the colour is gorgeous!

felicity said...

Great finish! And fabulous colour - it goes with everything, I find. Well, black, brown and grey at least, which covers close to "everything" in my wardrobe!

QuiltyGirl said...

I love the pattern and color!

diane said...

Good on you for getting this finished. he color and pattern are great. I've been trying but I don't think I got the knitting gene.

Shay said...

Gorgeous!

It;s a bit hot for one of those here just now but I can see myself begging my Mum to knit me one for when the weather turns frosty!

Jacey said...

It's awesome! And wow, an INCH left? Impressive!