One last FO from the summer just past...
Pattern: Stacked Eyelet Cowl by Ami Madison
Yarn: Sirdar Chunky (Remnant)
Colour: Denim Blue SH502
Needles: 6.5mm 60 cm circular
Started and Finished July 1, 2013
When I started back knitting after a decade's hiatus, the first sweater I knit was in a reasonably priced chunky wool/cotton yarn by Sirdar and I ended up with one remnant ball.
The Sirdar sweater sees a lot of late August wear at the cottage when the weather can start to turn sharply cooler, but the cotton content keeps it comfortable against the skin as the wool content makes it warm. Still sometimes I wish I could just put on a scarf rather than a pullover but a scarf in August feels a little depressing.
Early one chilly morning this past June, hesitating to put on the sweater, 'worried about feeling too cool it struck me I should use the remnant yarn to make a cowl - get the benefits of the sweater when the sweater itself is too much.
So on Canada Day I did just that - rounds of eyelet framed top and bottom with garter, separated by 5 rounds of stocking stitch.
I love the way Stockinette rolls in on itself allowing the sturdier Eyelet and garter rounds to stack up vertically behind the neck. This piece saw a lot of wear and although I planned to leave it at the cottage, it came home with me where I continue to grab it on cool mornings. How satisfying to have a need and then be able to address it quickly and effectively.
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