Last week I had an overwhelming urge to make the GAP-tastic Cowl (Ravelry notes here)I have had it in my queue for ages and knowing I was going to spend a week in the ice rink (judging the Australian National Figure Skating Championships), I decided I simply had to have it NOW!
My only problem was time. I really didn't end up with as much time as I thought to finish it, so a 4 days after Nationals finished I finished the cowl. Timing huh?
I used a Cascade 128 Superwash from Tangled Yarns in Brisbane and knitted on size 9mm needles. This wool is soft, warm and great to knit up, the colour is a darkish duck egg called Summer Sky Heather.
Do you like how well the cowl goes with my Hazel? Hehe. Hopefully I will be going to Europe in March so will be able to wear it then.
The only changes I made to the pattern was my finished width was 12" instead of the pattern's 15". I found that 12" was plenty and much more would have made it too chunky for my neck.
The bonus with the lesser width was less wool, I used just over two skeins, but two would have been fine. I bought four skeins with the view to making a matching hat or wristwarmers, or both.
I love how it can be a hat too - this is soooo toasty and warm, I am looking forward to trying it out in a more appropriate climate!!
Anyone got any good recommendations for hat or wristwarmers that use this weight wool??
Now to get back to my other project, the Lorna Suzanne cardi - gee 5mm needles feel small now :)
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