There’s no denying that the weather has gotten colder here in London. And whilst it’s not quite time to get the knitted socks and hats out of summer storage. The cooler snap has made me think more about my autumn wardrobe. My go-to accessory is always a scarf. However last winter I made a chunky cowl using Rowan’s Big Wool. It was best suited to the winter months, I love the convenience of a cowl. I can just throw it over my head and tuck the cowl under the collar of my coat.
When I was hunting on Ravelry for patterns the used Kidsilk Haze, I saw the simple Ombré Cowl. Using three balls of the yarn, knitting with two strands of yarn at once and changing between colours to create an ombré effect. Knitted on the round it seemed to be ideal to ease me back into knitting.
I cast on last week, whilst watching Thor: The Dark World, which wasn’t such a great idea. Three rows in I realised I had twisted my knitting whilst joining the round. A complete rookie mistake, I have created a möbius stripe! I guess watching Loki whilst knitting served to be a massive distraction.
After carefully ripping it back and getting fluff everywhere. I re-cast on this weekend whilst watching the football. I am planning on making a few adjustments to make the cowl smaller, so I cast on fewer stitches and plan to make each section slightly shorter. Once successful cast on the pattern is a dream to knit. Row after row of stocking stitch on the round!
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