Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You guys already have the cocktail, now here's the finished cowl. And, thanks to Caro's photographic magic, once again I have amazing pics to share!


As promised, the ribs are gone. Well, most of them anyways. (I did keep a few.)


But mostly, they've been smocked away.


I love how cowls work - cozied up and folded over, or down in a big cowly loop. Both good. Amazing. We also did the babushka, but I couldn't pull it off. The cowl could, just I couldn't.


If only it wasn't about to be summer and I could wear it around for a while longer -- instead, both my fave coat and my lovely little cowl will have to wait till fall for some real airtime.

But you guys probably want the details now.

It's all on Ravelry, but I'll tell you here too. You'll need about 400 yards of the Plucky Knitter's handdyed merino superwash. It's worsted weight, knit up on US #8s/5mm needles here. My gauge was 4 st, 5.5 rows per inch.

And although cozy accessories aren't the thing to wear in late spring, they are the perfect thing to knit - smaller than a sweater, easy to cart around, and low maintenance. So this guy will be available on Ravelry just as soon as I can get over there to post it!

and don't forget to make your blue drink :-)

(All pics here are Copyright 2010 Splityarn)

14 comments:

Amy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Caro said...

I love the way the blue on blues came out. Thanks for making it easy!

Kym said...

Blue is DEFinitely Your Color. Looks great, Thea!

Carol said...

You are the Smock Queen now! Gorgeous

Chris said...

Beautiful!! I love that color and yarn (and pattern of course)!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Cowls may not be in season due to the warmth but the color is very much a spring color! Love the cowl, it's gorgeous.

Patty said...

Love it! Nice to see you Thea!

Turtle said...

love the design and color. Hmmmm, makes me think in a smaller scale as a summer headband! Hmmmm...

Holli said...

This really came together beautifully! The color looks divine with your fave coat -- great work AGAIN, Thea!

Hilary said...

Wow. Just wow. That is stunning!!! The smocking is so elegant and goes so nicely with the chunkier cables at the edges. This is a MUST KNIT!

QuiltedSimple said...

This is lovely. i love the smocking with the cables. Too bad it's about to be hotter than heck here.....
Kris

Kathleen said...

Love it! I'm always psyched to see a technique used in an innovative way.

Turtle said...

i'm thinking something similar to this but with your design... whatcha think?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ropes-and-ladders-headband

yoel said...

Very pretty!