My first trial cowl is made with a gorgeous hand dyed Malabrigo merino (12ply) from Holland Yarns in Petone (NZ). I have knitted it length wise with the ends stitched together. Its colourful and cosy to wear. It was a little baggy so I have folded it over and stitched on a button.
My second cowl is knitted in Indiecita baby alpaca DK yarn. Using a solid colour definitely enhances the knitting pattern.
This time I knitted the cowl width wise. Entrelac knitting works in blocks of eight stitches so I cast on 96 stitches. This gave me one firm and one loose edge which enables me to wear this cowl in several different ways.
|firm edge on the top of this cowl - loose edge at bottom.|
|Firm edge is on my shoulders - loose edge around my throat opening to the center.|
|Firm edge on my shoulders - loose edge around|
my throat opening to one side.
|Loose edge on my shoulders with firm|
edge around my throat.
|close up of the Entrelac knitting.|
I'm about to start my third piece for a friend. This time the cowl will be a little longer with button holes. I will knit it length wise. Will post when its finished.
Happy stitching friends.