Friday, 26 October 2012
I'm not really a lover of long scarves.
I like my neck to be warm in the cold weather, but I can't be doing with long bits dangling down because I tend to get them caught in things or they slide off me. Plus they take a lot of room up in my bag if I've made the mistake of going shopping in one and have to take it off because the shops are too hot.
When I saw a knitted cowl that Alex had made on Daisie Days I thought it would be just right. That was last winter and I never got round to knitting one, but when Alex showed another one recently and emailed me the instructions, I had to get cracking.
The pattern called for super chunky yarn and 10 or 12mm needles.
My biggest needles are 8mm, and as I wanted to get on with it, that's what I used and improvised with some purple and blue double knitting out of my stash, knitted together.
I cast on a few extra stitches to allow for the difference but figured it wasn't vital and you just keep knitting until you get the length you want.
Obviously mine isn't as chunky as it should be but I'm really pleased with the end result and I love the colours together