Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cabled Cowl

I saw this beautiful cowl from Elaine's blog and cannot stop myself from knitting it. The actual pattern calls for an aran weight yarn but I am using Dream In Color Smooshy Blue Lagoon which is a fingering weight. Needless to say, my cowl is much smaller and it is short of 6 rows. The circumference is 31" and the length is 10".

I use a 5.0 mm circular needle for the whole cowl and cast on 228 stitches using the cable cast on method. Cast off using p2tog, slip stitch back to the left needle and repeat till the end for a stretchy edge. This is my first cowl and also my first Dream In Color yarn. I just love the subtle colour variation of the yarn and it is so soft and fun to knit too.

Wish that I had bought 2 hanks instead of one, then I would have a bigger cowl!

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