Wednesday, October 21, 2009

pretty... and quick!

I finished Steph's Pretty Thing cowl a while back, and just got around to blocking it. As you recall, I went up a needle size or so, and used heavier wool than recommended, because I really wanted to make this with the Baby Llama wool I had. Although the cowl turned out a bit bigger than the pattern, I quite like the folded-over effect.
Super soft, super warm, great pattern. the actual colour is a deep rich chocolate brown - not represented well in ANY of these pictures!
I plan on making more of these - possibly adding some horizontal repeats to make it wider, using a gossamer type yarn to make it like a hood - large enough to pull right up over the head. I love patterns that offer versatility that way - longer, shorter, wider, thinner - all easy to adapt to.
Great job, Steph!

4 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

I love it!

Lucky Canuck said...

Oh yeah...great piece!

Carol said...

I like the idea of a hood. I'm sure you'll let us know wha tyou did, right?

Sel and Poivre said...

My goodness, with all those variations you've got planned I hope it is a quick knit or you'll be working on it into 2011! ;)