Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Uptown cowl

After a rush to get Christmas gifts taken care of before they had to be mailed out, I thought it would be nice to putter at a simple and useful project. Enter the Uptown Cowl. Initially, I was making it for myself, but now I'm thinking about giving it to my mom and making another for myself later.

Knitted with Bernat's acrylic/alpaca wool blend in 'Aqua'

The pattern for this little lovely was plucked from the February 2011 Canadian Living magazine. I couldn't find an online version, but it's on page 76 if anyone is interested in looking up a paper copy. It's a simple pattern to follow, and can be made with circular needles for maximum ease. DPNs are not my friend, so yay for circulars! I worked slowly and it came together over a couple of evenings of catching up on some online shows.

The cowl gives good coverage (ignore my wet hair)
I'm quite fond of the colour (aqua) and texture/stitch definition of this yarn, which is kind of amusing since my three year old son picked it. He wants a pair of mittens made of same. I love that he gets excited about creating things, and that he still thinks I can do or make anything with my mommy superpowers, so I'll be working on mittens asap.

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6 comments:

  1. Very cute! Thanks for linking up! Would you please add a link to my party with the others?! Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for the tip on the sangria... sounds yummy!!!

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  3. Looks great! Will you link up to my Fibers on Friday party? I'm hosting a sock challenge, but since you don't like DPN, you may not be interested :-) nevertheless, I invite you to link this cowl up!

    http://plumslife.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for linking up to Fibers on Friday! Happy New Year!

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