Gearing Up For Winter

November 9, 2012

One of my friends from work also knits and is obsessed with yarn so throughout the day we are constantly talking about projects, patterns and where we are going yarn shopping that weekend. She found the Snowy Day Cowl pattern on Etsy and we both freaked out. It’s the cutest.

Pattern: Snowy Day Cowl
Yarn: 1 skein Cascade Magnum; 1 skein Berroco Ultra Alpaca

I used size 11 needles instead of the recommended 15 because that’s what I had laying around. Next time I’ll use 15’s and cast-on fewer stitches. This thing is a beast. It’s huge.

I actually made the cowl as a gift, but now I’m keeping it. (Not you, mom! You still get one!)

Pattern: Ion
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Heather Brown – this yarn is too big for this project! I would suggest you use something else. After blocking, which I had to do to relax the cables, it grew a bit too much.

I love this hat. The graduated cables and bobbles make the pattern interesting, but it’s still a quick knit.


What have you guys been working on? Any winter stuff? Summer? I have loads of summery sewing projects to finish up, so hopefully that will happen this weekend. ALSO, I now have access to some industrial sewing machines. Like, a warehouse full of them. I’ve been eyeing the coverstitch for months, so hopefully I learn to use it soon. I’ll keep you posted.

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