Pattern: Dew Drop Cowl by Kelly Kingston (my project: Cappuccio)
Yarn: Noro Chirimen
Needles: US 10 interchangeable circulars (Knit Picks Harmony)
Dates: November 5, 2012 to November 24, 2012
Skills: Cast-on & bind-off, knit & purl, decrease (k2tog) & increase (yo)
Notes: This little cowl came about due to my total lack of self control. I just had to use my new Knit Picks Harmony Interchangeables! And let me tell you, they are wonderful! They are sharp, slick, quiet and absolutely beautiful (which I talk about here and you can buy them here). They. Are. Wonderful. I’m so glad I broke down and bought them when I found them on sale. Yes, they are not cheap in anyway, but they are worth every single penny. Listen to your Auntie Chele, buy them. Buy them now.
Anyway, this pattern is super simple and yields a great cowl that can wrap around your neck once for style or twice for warmth (and style!). Even though the pattern was well written and easy enough to follow, I made a few mods. Some just because and some because I was knitting on this late one night and made a couple of mistakes.
- Used a DK weight yarn (a gift from my friend Jill over at Jill & Jill)
- I started and ended with two ridges of garter (did this to fight against the cowl rolling in on itself but it still rolls in a tad)
- For the body of the cowl (after the first row of k2tog-yo and before the final row of k2tog-yo row) I did the following: 12 rows of knitting, a row of k2tog-yo, 5 rows of knitting, another row of k2tog-yo and then 12 more rows of knitting
- I did a crochet bind-off with a size I crochet hook (my favorite bind-off!)
I’m super happy with how this came out. As usual, the Noro knitted up great. I love the green and orange stripes! They add a great little pop of color that I really love because it looks cheerful and contrasty. I can’t wait to rock it on a date or an evening out with friends with my winter coat. YEAH!
This is another great pattern that knits up super fast, looks great and would make a fabulous gift – and with the holidays coming up super fast, this is a good one to keep in mind!