Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Knitting: handspun biased cowl.

I had originally planned on using this handspun (8 ounces of Falkland wool in the Circus colorway from Spun Right Round) in a small shawl. But at the last minute I changed my mind and decided to knit the Totally Biased cowl.

I'm glad, because I think this pattern worked really well with the striped craziness of this yarn. :) It is bright, much brighter than I normally choose. But the bright sections are balanced out by the darker sections (most of which feature that dark blue/teal color, which is one of the most perfect colors ever). Somehow it all comes together nicely.

The cowl is soft and squishy and long enough to wrap double around my neck (technically long enough to wrap triple, though it's a bit too snug that way). I've always wanted to make a cowl this long, but I usually don't have enough yarn. This time I actually had 50 yards left over.

The pattern is super easy, and the only change I made was to slip the first stitch of every row to make a smoother edge.

Apparently this is the year of handspun for me...I think this is my seventh handspun project so far? It seems that I can barely get yarn finished before I'm casting on. I guess that's a good thing, though it doesn't help my yarn stash get any smaller. :)

{Project page here}


  1. Lovely! Makes me wish it were autumn already.

    1. I've been wishing for autumn ever since May. :)

  2. Beautiful! I love the bias stripes, the awesome fall-ish color combo, and the length - when it goes around twice it's so much cozier. :)


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