Raven Cowl


I finished this cowl yesterday afternoon and promptly dashed upstairs to soak and block it out on my bedroom floor.  I had such fun knitting this pattern.  My modifications are few, I used the same size needles throughout figuring the blocking magic would fix minor variations in gauge (and it did!).
As I stated previously, I'm not a fan of bobbles and avoid them whenever I can.  So for bobbles I replaced a simple yarn over knit two together.  Because of this decision, I saved a ton of yarn and had enough to execute the entire pattern.


This pattern would be great for an adventurous beginner to learn new techniques and explore different stitch patterns.


The next time I knit this cowl (and I will be knitting this again), I'll be using a yarn with less color variations.  Some of the stitch design gets lost with the dark and varying colors of this particular wool.


This cowl would make a great holiday gift if you feel like starting early and most knitters have a special skein of fingering weight in their stash.

Ravelry notes are here


Comments

  1. This piece's color is a terrific transition of winter into spring. It looks great, Karen.
    Thanks for the BuJo love. It's okay to not have time to sketch as you were having QT with your ohana.

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  2. Lovely! I see some sweet hearts in the pattern and definitely like it better without bobbles. It is now on my list, for me and for gifts.

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  3. For more variegated yarns I like to use Willow Cowl. Enough pattern change to keep from being too boring, but not an issue if the variegation is wild. I've made 2 so far and I am sure it will fill a need in the future. Pretty color in your new cowl.

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  4. That yarn is gorgeous and I think you sub. for the bobbles worked great. I'm not a big fan of bobbles either, but I love a little bit of lacy holes.

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  5. i love the yarn but i do see how the pattern does get lost in the beautiful colours. ill be adding it to my to do list!

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  6. Beautiful yarn but I too can understand how the pattern can get lost within the mix of beautiful colours. A wonderful gift.

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  7. Oh how pretty! I like the idea of replacing the bobbles with the yarnovers. I don't mind the occasional bobble, but I'm not a fan of how it looks when there are a lot of them, and I don't really enjoy knitting them. Wear your cowl in good health!

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  8. I understand the pattern getting lost in that yarn, but wow - it is so gorgeous!

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  9. That is so beautiful! Love it - the pattern (with your modifications) and the yarn. What a wonderful gift for someone.

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  10. Karen, that cowl is beautiful! Just beautiful! And the model is beautiful as well! :)

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  11. Great cowl! Love your bobble solution.

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  12. Wow, Karen, looks awesome. And I think you improved on the pattern with your bobble-less version :-)

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  13. Beautiful! I love that yarn color, and it looks great on you!

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  14. As pretty as I thought it would be. I need to step away from the Solid colors and pick up a variegated yarn for one. Luv it !

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  15. That is a beautiful cowl. I am not a bobble fan either. Your substitution worked great. I like the little hearts in the texture. Looks like a fun pattern to knit.

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  16. Purple yarns seem to be extra beautiful. Your cowl is so pretty. I like the hearts too

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