Thursday, February 19, 2015

Til The Cowls Come Home

 Are you a cowl lover?
Those wonderfully soft, fun loops
are fast knits and
so dang easy to wear!
I've really taking a liking to them!

I've knit a couple
over the past week or so!

My dear friend, Becca, gifted me with this pattern
and a skein of the most luxurious Noro yarn I've ever felt!

This is Cowlucopia!
It's a free pattern, designed by the fabbo folks
at Hill Country Weavers!
If you've not heard of HCW, you so need to check out their website.
It's a wonderful shop in Austin.
I'm hopeful I will get down there this year,
but until then,
this great little project found its way to my needles,
thanks to Becca!
It uses one skein of Noro Shiraito, which is a cashmere/angora/wool blend.
Pure decadence and the colors!
And no leftovers!
Such an easy little piece to wear, too, when you need just a bit of warmth!
I love it!

And another one I LOVE....

 This is the Ingot by Lisa Mutch!
The pattern will cost you a few bucks, but it is so worth it!

Talk about a fast, trampy knit.
Oh my gosh!
And I LOVE it!
It's a big bulky, yet lightweight cowl,
that can double as a shoulder cozy!
I knit mine out of Madelinetosh DK
in the Firewood colorway.
I cast on a few more stitches than the pattern called for,
after reading others' comments on Ravelry.
(How great is Ravelry?)

This will NOT be the last Ingot I knit.
Seriously satisfying!
I want to find a nice silk blend at DFW Fiberfest
to make another one that's even more slinky!

And I did have leftovers from this. 
I used about 1 1/2 skeins.
But I've got a plan or leftovers! 

And speaking of leftovers,
don't forget about my quilt leftovers giveaway here! 
There's still time to get your name in the hat!

Are you a Cowl Lover as well?



Margaret said...

Love the title of this post. lolol! Love your new cowls. Both are pretty -- love the colors on the Noro one! I want a cowl that's super long so I can pull it up over my head when needed. I'm hoping to make one soon.

Vera said...

Love cowls! And yours are gorgeous. I just logged onto Hill Country Weavers -- looks fabulous.

B Ray said...

And the last cowl I knit was one sweet Kimmy got me hooked on them!!!

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