Cowls! They are versatile. I've been drooling over a few cowl patterns for quite sometime and shawl collared cowl has been on my mind since the time the pattern was released. I love patterns by Alana Dakos.. I've knitted the Cedar leaf shawlette and I thoroughly enjoyed knitting it. So, when I was gifted the pattern for the shawl collared cowl 2 days back by an anonymous RAK-er, I was thrilled to bits. She gifted me a few other patterns too..but, the instant gratification promised by this pattern was too good to procrastinate. I cast on for the cowl on Friday night and I was done by Saturday night..and, I did my Christmas shopping in between on Saturday. So, you can imagine the minimal effort needed for making this cowl.
I wasn't sure of the yardage I had in hand and I didn't have any tool to measure the yardage. But,I felt that it will be perfect for the pattern. So, I jumped right in and started the project. As I was nearing the end, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach.. "What if the yarn falls short?!" I could feel my heart beat faster.. It was tenser than watching an India-Pakistan cricket match! ;-) I finished the cowl with about 15cms of yarn left. Phew. That was a close call!
I have a hunch that I am allergic to the fiber in the yarn because I broke out into a rash since I started knitting the cowl. It will be a sad end to this cowl affair if the allergy is confirmed. sob. The cowl needs 3 LARGE buttons and I don't have any. I hope to get to a craft store soon to pick up the right buttons.I highly recommend this pattern to anyone who wants to make a quick cowl and learn short rows in the process. I also have plans to make more cowls in the future. So, please share your favorite cowl patterns in the comments. I would like to hear from you. And, as promised.. Alvin(my 3 yr old) picked up the 5 winners of my pattern giveaway and here are the lucky five... Drum roll please...
Nicole(HermioneWeasley aka aNewKnitter)
Please check your Ravelry inbox for your copy of the scarf pattern. I hope you enjoy knitting it. Thank you all for participating in the giveaway. Its my first and definitely not the last! :-) Hope your holiday season is as wonderful as mine is. I am looking forward to Christmas as we will be meeting our parents and in-laws and take a week long break. Seasons' Greetings to all my lovely readers!