Purl Soho Cowl FO

Pattern: Bandana Cowl
Source: Purl Soho Blog
Yarn: 1 Skein Malabrigo Twist
Colour: Zinc lot 543
Source: Passionknit
Needle: 5.5mm circular
Start: December 5 Finish: December 11, 2011
Modifications: None

This knit's short row-induced structure yields a magical piece of neck wear - cozy but not bulky, staying put as effortlessly as the pattern notes promise.
I think the dingy lavender of this yarn well suited to the "cool" Soho aesthetic for which the pattern's named.

I gave this piece to my "coolest" friend ever. In my mind's eye she's always wearing a scarf.  After giving her the thing and re-checking online photos I see its long scarves she wears. Not cowls.

Oh well, "if the horse has bolted its too late the close the barn doors". Its been gifted and importantly I know she appreciated the gesture. I might make another one for someone who would wear and enjoy one - Me!

Bottom line; not so great matching of recipient with knit but great pattern and very satisfactory FO.

Tomorrow more catching up the blog with my knitting. 'Onward to a knit from last January/ February.

Thanks for dropping by!


Anna said...

lovely to see you back blogging again, I've missed you!

LynS said...

Maybe you'll convert you friend from long scarves to stylish and practical cowls. I like this 'dingy' pink. My mother used to have some talcum powder called 'ashes of roses' which I imagine to be something like this colour.

Acorn to Oak said...

Sorry to hear it wasn't a great match for the recipient. But, who knows, maybe she'll try it out and find she really likes it. :-)

I love that style of cowl and have a couple of them in my Ravelry queue. I hope to get one done before winter. They look warm, comfy and very cute!

Brenda said...

Hee Hee - What I like - besides the cowl and having you wrtiting blog posts again - is your exxpression about the horse bolting.