I have always been a crocheter. I have been teaching myself to knit and a few months ago I made my first knitted cowl. I have to say I am pretty happy on how this turned out.
HAHA!!!! This is such a bad photo, but it will just have to do. I made this cowl a few months ago and currently it’s packed away so I can’t retake the photos. =P
What is a cowl exactly? In my terms… It’s basically a small version of the infinity scarf. The difference in the two are the size for the most part. A cowl just goes around your neck. There is no wrapping it multiple times. An infinity scarf is meant to wrap around twice hence the name infinity.
I was pretty happy with the turn out of this cowl. I was a bit confused on how to make it when I first started as i have never made one and the pattern wasn’t what I was expecting.
For this cowl I used circular needles. I used my size US 9 (5.5mm) needles. I also used a 32″ circular needle for this project.
I started with my cast on. I used Worsted Weight yarn which called for 112 cast on. =)
I got stuck on the first two rows as it was done a little different. Well, mainly the first row. You didn’t start in the round right away and I was just lost! Haha. I had to seek help from some of my favorite Knitting groups on Facebook. =)
I was pretty proud that I was able to get the first part done. =P It’s the little things. I am still learning all the different kinds of things you can do with knitting and it’s pretty exciting.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to knit, don’t think you can’t do it, because you can. It may take some time but you can do it.!
Once my Cowl was all knitted and I casted off, sewed in the ends, I washed it. I used warm water and baby wash to wash my cowl. I then rand all the extra water out. I don’t have a blocking kit yet, and even though it’s a bit hard to block acrylic yarn I sill did.
Since I didn’t have a blocking kit, I laid my cowl down flat and piled some heavy books on it. It worked! The edges didn’t curl as much as it had before! =D
I feel as the end result was pretty awesome and I am very excited and proud to wear something I made. I usually make things for everyone else and nothing for myself. Well, I loved making something for myself! It’s exciting! I can’t wait to make more!
The only thing I wish I had done different, was make it longer. Other than that, I loved it!!!
What are your thoughts on this cowl? Do you think you’d be interesting in purchasing one of these? What about winning one?
| Lion Brand – Heart Land – Glacier Bay |
| Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Nickel Plated Circular Knitting Needle Tips – US 9 5.5mm |
| Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle Cables – 32″ |
| Very Gifted Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas |
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