Friday, April 20, 2012
Finished Object Friday
I've knit a bulky cowl using this pattern. Based on several Ravelers' notes I made my cowl smaller, after all the coworker for whom this is meant is quite petite and I didn't want it too loose around her neck for warmth. I tried it on, it fits me and there's nothing petite about me, so it's definitely not too small. Nicely sized and it's really comfy and warm. Winner!
The pattern is knit as a moebius loop which is something I hadn't tried before. I used this video tutorial from Cat Bordhi to learn the cast on. Magical knitting, indeed! Somehow or another I found myself knitting outside and inside, around and around, to form a Moebius loop. The beauty of this is that I'm able to knit a circular cowl with a half twist in the round without a seam. If you've ever tried seaming bulky wool, you'll know there's nothing subtle about it.
So this is definitely the way to go.
I love this pattern and now I'm thinking about making a smaller and narrower version for a headband. That should work and once again I'd get that half twist without the seam. But at the moment I'm putting the three balls of leftover bulky yarn I have to good use. I'm knitting a GAP-tastic cowl. Why not, right? Then Jackie has two options: a smaller fitted cowl or a big loopy cowl.
Don't miss out on all the great craft blogs linked up at Tami's Amis today. It's finished object Friday and there's lots to see!