Two More Cowls


The above cowl is a simple double moss stitch that was delightful to knit.  Surprisingly, I was able to knit and read at the same time and not make (many) mistakes.  Well, I caught them ultra early, like as I was making the mistake.  This cowl is for Frodo's groomer (and who I babysit for!).  I think she'll love matching her daughter's sweater. 

If you are wondering, I cast on 200 stitches, knit double moss stitch until I wanted to cast off.

Ravelry notes are here.



This orange cowl is another gift that came out beautifully.  I chose the broken rib stitch for the pattern and was thrilled at how easy it is, yet elegant to look at.  If you are wondering, I was able to knit and read at the same time.  Phew!  I'm confident that the recipient will love this cowl. 

Ravelry notes are here.


I have a few more cowls (one or two) and then I'm free to knit for me me me.  I'm getting excited seeing the end of the holiday knitting.  I enjoyed knitting for special people in my life.  When the kids were growing up I never had time to knit for others.  Now that the kids are grown, I have room in my days to knit for Christmas.  Next year will not be on this grand knitting scale though. 

What are you working on?


Comments

  1. Last night I seamed up the famous Christmas stocking. I cast on - why - a cowl from fingering scraps and a shawl. I have yarn for a sweater but not enough brain power to begin. I need to finish shopping and send off packages in three different directions. I like to mail early.

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  2. You are the Queen of Cowls and Christmas knitting!

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  3. Man, you are crankin' out these gifts!

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  4. Both beautiful, what lovely gifts. How nice that Mama and daughter will match. Gerard is writing the cards, I have a couple of penguins to make requested by Bertie and that is Christmas crafting finished. We can now sit back and enjoy the season.

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  5. I have two pairs of socks and a hat to knit for gifts ... and I've started none of them!

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  6. Beautiful! I have a hat and a pair of socks I need to finish up! This is great inspiration to do so!

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  7. They both turned out so pretty. Love both colors. I am still in the "lack of cowl" stage. I have not re-cast on after ripping out what I had done. BUT...I am finishing up the 2nd pair of mitts and am on a second sock...then I can cast on for the elusive cowl.

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  8. I hope you end up with a photo of your cowls wrapped around the necks of those you love!

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  9. Love the cowls, specially the purple one. I'm also quite jealous. For the life of me, I can not knit any kind of pattern while reading. No matter how hard I try, my fingers automatically knit every stitch.

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  10. OH the cowls are wonderful gifts! At this point I'm just knitting some cowls as You've seen and I'm not sure WHO they are for . I have a few ideas. It is nice to have a lovely scarf ready to gift and a cowl.

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  11. The cowls are both beautiful! Elegant and simple ... words to live by. Though I seem to be failing miserably at such a motto. ha! I have plans to finish a baby sweater and a pair of socks. Truly! I have just been too tired and busy to knit the way I enjoy.

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  12. Those are amazing gifts. I love the simplicity of both, and I admire you for making your own patterns. I don't always enjoy knitting gifts, but I do often give away items I thought I was knitting for myself!

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  13. I am eager to do a few cowls in 2019. Working on my 2019 list of projects. So many wonderful things to knit - not enough time to do them all.

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