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This is the last gift present of the year!

I finished the star shower cowl last week or so.  This cowl is oh so soft with the alpaca yarn that I used.  If you haven't made this cowl yet you might want to consider adding the pattern to your queue.  The cowl starts off like a shawl knitting back and forth.  Later it is joined together and knit in the round.

I had fun with this unusual construction and following along with the directions.  I'd recommend this pattern for an intermediate knitter. 


If you are a super adventurous beginner, give it a try as well.  I never followed the levels when I was starting out knitting.  If you ask me, if there is interest then you will figure it out eventually.

Ravelry notes are here


Now for a quick question!  Yesterday we went to an optometry appointment for my husband, as we walked into the medical facility I spied a KNITTER knitting on a bench in full sun in 38 degree weather. 

I don't think I could knit in 38 degree weather without freezing to death but I was wondering, would you?  Could you?

Comments

  1. That Star Shower cowl is lovely, especially in alpaca. Someone on your gift list is very lucky!

    I think I could knit outside in 38 degree weather without freezing to death, especially if I was sitting in the sunshine. My fingers might get too cold and stiff to knit well, so add a nice pair of alpaca fingerless gloves and I would probably be fine. Maybe I'll give it a try some day and let you know!

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  2. I agree with Bonny. If I had fingerless mitts and a sunbeam, I would make it work, particularly if it I were on deadline or wanted to be left alone.

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  3. I don't think I could knit in 38 degree weather! My hands would just become useless because of the cold. : ) I love the color of this cowl, Karen, and will definitely add it to my cue for the day when I feel brave enough to move beyond beginner knitting, LOL!

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  4. Well, your cowl is similar to the Ones I have been knitting! Yours is just lovely.
    IF I was dressed warmly. in the sunshine with NO WIND, I could do it.

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  5. Love this cowl, especially the cowl. Nope, no knitting outside in that cold for me; here it'd probably be raining, too. This is our dark time of year....sunrise today at 7:48 and sunset at 4:17! (Actually, we didn't see the sun as it rained all day long, but it did get dark right on schedule.)

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  6. I think I could!!! The cold doesn't bother me too much unless it is WINDY! I've only worn my coat one time so far this year. A sweater and turtleneck seem to be enough most days.

    Your cowl is BEAUTIFUL! I know whoever gets it will be a very lucky person.

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  7. Aren't those cowls fun! the construction is quite clever and the resulting shape is really wearable. I think I'm with the first few commenters - with a pair of fingerless gloves and some sunshine, I'm sure I'd be knitting!

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  8. Your cowl is lovely! I might sit in the sun and knit - even in 38 degree weather! The sun, after all!

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  9. I would knit in 38 degree weather in the sun if I had on a pair of fingerless mitts and it actually sounds nice after so many gray days. Your cowl is lovely and I hope it keeps you warm this winter!

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  10. I would like to knit in the sun, but unfortunately, I don't go in the sun any more. BUT...if I did, I doubt that 38 would work for me - even with fingerless mitts, my fingers wold be forzen! Your cowl is gorgeous. What a beautiful shade of blue. Someone is going to feel very loved!

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  11. Love your cowl! I knit that pattern a while back and naturally didn't check my gauge... so it turned out to be more of a turtle neck. But I still wear it often. I've got several skeins set aside with plans to knit a few more. Perhaps I'll accidentally stumble onto the correct gauge one day. :) As for outdoor knitting - I LOVE the idea of it but the reality.... my fingers would probably get too cold and stiff to manage the needles.

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  12. The cowl is very pretty. It really shows off the yarn. I think knitting in the sun at 38 degrees might be just a smidge cold for me. Now if I could figure out how to walk and knit at the same time I might be warm enough to knit. I walk until the temps or wind chill gets down to about 10 degrees but I bundle up in layers - everywhere.

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  13. No way! I am always cold and maybe the sun would help, but it would not be enough. The cowl looks cozy and warm, plus the color is so rich. Nicely done!

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  14. Love the cowl! It has a similar construction to the Dewberry.
    I could not knit in 38-degree weather -- not even with fingerless mitts!

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  15. Wow, you go on having knit all that lace. I like the shape of the cowl as I don't like cowls that hang away from my neck unless it's a summer one.

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