Autumn Dreams Cowl and a Fair Isle Hat


I've been wearing this cowl whenever I can.  That is, when the weather permits.  It seems that Mother Nature cannot decide to be cold or warm, so I in turn have to adjust to the weather demands.  There is nothing worse that feeling hot and flu like from wearing wool.


I love this cowl because of the fiber content, there's wool but then there is bamboo and linen.  I love the drape, the "crunch" of the linen and the softness.  I feel a pull towards neutrals and this cream cowl fits my current color desires.


Cowl notes are here



One of my super secret not so secret holiday knitting projects is finished.  I think the hat turned out swell.  Of course I made a big mistake, strike that, I made a "design element change" of when the decreasing for the crown occurs.

All shaping is after the main charts, I kind of like my design element.  I chose the biggest size and the biggest needles called knowing full well my knitting is super tight with fair isle.  I am an aggressive knitter.... anyways, with blocking the hat is a good size!!

Hat notes are here



Comments

  1. Wool, bamboo, and linen is an interesting combination, and your hat! I love the colors you chose, the design, and your design element change. I bet people on your list are hoping they might be the lucky recipient!

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  2. I really love your hat colors! It is just beautiful - so peaceful looking, calming! And, the fiber combination in your cowl is indeed interesting! I love how it turned out!

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  3. two lovely projects!!! I'm pretty convinced we're never going to have fall this year...so I'm ready to launch into winter. With 85 degrees predicted today, though, it's not going to be any time soon. :( Happy week to you!!!!

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  4. Beautiful cowl and hat! I love them both. The cowl looks sooooo cozy. And I like the color scheme you chose for the hat.♥

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  5. Both projects turned out beautifully! I agree with Susan. The cowl looks very cozy!

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  6. Your projects are beautiful, now if we would have some Autumn weather so you can enjoy wearing them!

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  7. I love both of these but I am super jealous over that hat! I don't know that this is something I will ever attain to! :)

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  8. Both projects turned out great!

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  9. Both projects are beautiful but I especially love the cowl. So simple and elegant looking.

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  10. very nice work!!! that hat is so lovely and the cowl is too!

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  11. Both projects are stunning. I am in awe of the fair isle knitting, you are one talented knitter.

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  12. I don't believe I've seen that combination before. How interesting this yarn must feel to wear instead of 100% wool. Great hat; your Fair Isle looks spot on. It's nice that the pattern is easily adaptable like that.

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  13. I LOVE the cowl...gorgeous, and the hat, just stunning!

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  14. Love the colors in the hat. I hear you on the weather. I am traveling back and forth between two cities right now and I have no clue what to have on hand at either location!

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  15. Your fair isle hat is beautiful and so is the cowl, one so complex and the other so elegant. Nice work! I love yarn that contains bamboo; it's a pain in the garden but makes great yarn!

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  16. Such sweet projects!!! The cowl's color is just so so lovely!! Wish you sweater weather :)

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  17. Both projects look fantastic! I love the colors you chose for each project.

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  18. Beautiful!! Especially the cowl. And the hat!! Hee hee! I love them both!

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  19. Gorgeous knits Karen, you do create some amazing things! xx

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  20. Wow, Karen, those are beautiful. I love Fair Isle so much, and you did a great job with the hat. The cowl is so versatile. I can see why you'll be wearing it a lot!

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  21. Love the colors you chose and you did a beautiful job of both knitting and photographing it.

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