Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Small knit series - birthday cowl

Despite my blog neglect over summer I was knitting non-lap size things.
Here are the two versions of Diana Hanna's Birthday Cowl (free pattern on Ravelry) that I made for 2 young women who took a trip to England in December.
Aslan Trends Invernal in Raspberry
I used garter stitch as a border to decrease the rolled edge effect.
This cowl was lovely and soft, but unfortunately I found it rather large
Version 2
I knit the second one with one less repeat of the lace panel, in Aslan Trends Invernal colour Rouge, and much preferred the sizing.
I thought it was a good travelling present, being small enough to keep in a pocket, and useable to cover ears or the neck, first time overseas travellers from Australia being prone to underestimate just how chilly it can be in Europe in winter.
I received good reports of the cushy warmth of the angora rabbit/wool yarn.

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