It turns out that the Burberry Inspired Cowl is a very quick knit, and I kitchenered (that's totally a verb, don't judge me) my fingers off at lunch today and wore my new cowl home. Take a look...
Pretty cute, no? And also very useful if I decide to turn to a life of crime...
Or if the temperature plummets below zero again any time soon.
Anyway, I'm super pleased with it. My yarn was a bit thicker than the pattern called for, so 21" (the usual length for this) showed up at around 3.5 repeats of the pattern. The loose cables look really cool, but the super-wide-8-stitch cables left holes that wouldn't go away no matter how tightly I pulled. It was annoying, but they don't show up when I'm wearing it and there's really no danger of freezing to death. That baby is WARM.
I'm about to give it a good dunking, not because it's scratchy (the alpaca is really pretty soft), but because it makes me smell a
For now, I'm going to go cast on some mini mochi socks, because I can't stand not knitting with it any longer. It's just too squishy and pretty.
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Happy Weekend, everybody!