Another cowl finished

stitchMy designer challenge project for the Great Loopy Knitting Challenge is completed – just days before the deadline.  Loopy Challenges end the end of this month (because then Camp Loopy starts) and I finally finished off this cowl over the weekend.

I picked a pattern from the new Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible I recently got and wanted to make it into a cowl.

I chose a bulky yarn without thinking about how heavy that might make the cowl, especially since I was using a smaller than suggested needle size for the yarn to try to get good stitch definition.   It is definitely heavy to wear but in the middle of winter (rather than the 95 degree day it is today) that might keep a neck really warm.  I’ll put it in the knitwear storage drawers and see next winter if I want to keep it, gift it, or frog it.

cowl

 

The top edge o the cowl (as it appears in the photos) is sort of zig-zaggy.

This gorgeous dark red yarn is so hard to get a photo of.  The one with the plant shows some of the lighter and darker shading but the photo above when caked is really the truest color.

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