Tuesday, February 23, 2010

owlie cowl done!

I love colourwork - especially once I'm done, and I can really see how nice it looks. And when the pattern is really cute, it make it all that much better

Introducing the Owlie Cowl. Strange - it shows as sold out. How in the world can you sell out of a downloadable PDF pattern?

Anyhoo, great pattern, very cute. I modified it a bit, twice. First, I used a larger wool - SMART yarn, and so reduced the number of repeats around from 5 to 4. Still made for a good size, and the owls show up just fine. However, it did make it longer, so at first, I just finished with some stockinette along the top, rather than the chevron pattern and ribbing, thinking the roll along the top would be comfortable.
it was, but it also made it HUGE around the top. SO I ripped back the cast off, and added some plain ribbing to hold it in, and am much happier with it.next time I think I would ignore the chevron pattern at the bottom and just do ribbing and owls - make it a little more size friendly.


Lucky Canuck said...

Adorable result!

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! Your hands must move at lightening speed! You knitted this up sooo fast! It's cute!

AlisonH said...

Oh, that's wonderful! Owl always like that one.

KnitTech said...

Its very cute! But it looks like you're in a neck brace, to go with your wrist brace.