Sister Cowl Complete

 
This cowl, the sister knit a long cowl, was a challenge.  I knew after the first ball of yarn that I was running desperately short of yardage.  Yep.  I substituted the yarn for what the designer recommended and sometimes that is what happens.  My sister is going to order another skein from the lys that sells the yarn and hopefully will get a dye lot match.


Me.....I wanted to alter the pattern to make the two skeins work, so I ripped out the first try and restarted the cowl.  My alterations are on the Ravelry project page.  I love how this turned out and the yarn is so very dreamy!!  It's light, and squooshy and so so soft. For now I'm not blocking the cowl because I love the texture the pattern provides.


I'm definitely going to knit this again, maybe with some silk content?  That would be wonderful.  When my sister finishes her cowl, I'll share her photo with you all.


Comments

  1. It's beautiful Karen, great design. I think the cowl would be great knit with some silk content, perfect to wear around the neck on a spring day, that is if you don't live here...95 degrees yesterday!

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  2. It is truly delightful, a real work of art. The textured design is beautiful.

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  3. Beautiful - love it all ruffly and unblocked

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  4. Lovely, Karen! So glad you made it work with your yarn shortage. Silk? Yes!

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  5. It is absolutely perfect!! The pattern and the texture it provides looks gorgeous.

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  6. I love it! The texture is amazing - it looks awesome flat and even cooler the way it ruffles when worn.

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  7. What a great pattern and the yarn is lovely! Looks almost like smocking.....a very neat effect!!

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  8. Lovely cowl, Karen. And I really like the unblocked texture.

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  9. So so pretty! I envy people who take a pattern and alter it to fit their supplies! I'm not that creative with yarn...but have done that a time or two (or three) when sewing for my daughter....especially when I did her very dressy dress for her Spring Banquet at college. Another project beautifully done, Karen!

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  10. That is a beautiful cowl! I really like your yarn choice with it. I like this better than the one in the pattern example! It looks so soft. I want to make one now:)

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  11. Gorgeous and I know just the friend who could knit it up well too! Yours is awesome

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  12. Gorgeous cowl! And so different! I love it!

    Linda in VA

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  13. Ooh yes, much cowl love from me! That structure and texture make this fun as well as stylish :)

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  14. This is gorgeous! This might have to get knitted soon for me :)

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  15. I love it! I like the shape and the texture! I might have to add that one to my queue!

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  16. That is a gorgeous cowl!! I need to bookmark that pattern!

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  17. Wow, beautiful! I feel very inspired to pick up my needles again, it's been way (way!) too long.

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  18. What a pretty cowl. The pattern looks quite intricate.

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  19. This is lovely and so soon finished. I'm looking for another cowl pattern. I've just treated myself to some yarn this could be the perfect match.
    debx

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  20. The texture is fantastic! Great pattern. :)

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