Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Last Finished Knitting Project of 2011

Unpinned from the blocking board last night, the Botanical Cowl by Megan Goodacre.  photo(44)This cowl took about 1.25 skeins of Elann Peruvian Baby Silk, an alpaca/silk blend in the Cornflower colorway.  Alterations to the original pattern included using a 152-stitch cast on to make an intermediate, necklace length.  The original pattern shows a close-fitting neckwarmer and a double length that can be looped up twice for a bulkier version or worn as one of those very long circular scarves.  I wanted something to give a more vertical, non-fluffy look.  My fluffy self can use all the vertical it can get.  After a severe blocking, the ring drapes well and is practically weightless.

All of the finished projects on Ravelry were of multicolored yarns.  This pattern would be ideal for that purpose and ideal for fine handspun.  I’m very pleased with how it turned out.  Another variation in a very different yarn may be upcoming.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Jane, this is gorgeous!!