Pattern: Slip Stitch 1x1 Ribbed Cowl
Yarn: 1 Skein Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica
Needles: 10 mm circular
Start: October 24 Finish October 31, 2009
Dimensions: 100 stitches over 39 rounds 7"w x 34" around
I love the sometimes fuzzy, sometimes shiny, thick and thin variance of it across so many wonderful colours. I wanted to do something with it that would just say "hey - look how great this yarn is!" Stockinette seemed to be the best way to do that but I also wanted chunky, huge stitches and the biggest needles I had were 10 mm. So I decided to slip the knit stitches in a 1x1 rib pattern for two rows out of three. Perfect!
I used the Old Norwegian cast on I learned this summer - look at the lovely edge it creates!
Then I just knit until I'd used up close to all the yarn - 39 rounds of 100 stitches. (I wanted to keep a wee bit to trim something yet to be determined in the future - I told you - I adore it!)
Here it is being very "cowl" ish and drapey...
Here it is doubled - probably the way I'll most often wear it...
Look at that jumble of big fat woolly-delicious stitches...