|Sparkly Dream in Color Starry. I didn't get any but have been thinking of what it could become...|
I mozied into Windsor Button Saturday, on the pretense of shopping for size 17 circular needles for a friend. I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of projects that called my name. Susan Baker, one of the owners of the shop, was sporting a colorful cowl with an interesting stitch pattern. I snapped a photo of her cowl but my phone hiccuped and the file was lost. Tomorrow I hope to add a photo that Susan is sending me, but here is a snapshot of the basket of yarn options.
|Rowan Color Scapes by Kaffe Fassett|
|More Rowan Kaffe Fassett|
So, don't you know I did some stash diving and made one up on Sunday? With a few episodes of Downton Abbey and no interruptions, voila.... a cool cowl to add to my gift pile. My Seyfert was knit up in some Noro Taiyo I got last summer, I used my new Addi circular needles in size 11. I modified the pattern slightly by doing a long tail cast on of 139 stitches, (the pattern called for 115). The written directions are a simple and intuitive eight row repeat. The weight of this cowl is soft and drapey, but I expect it will be a warm and colorful neck cozy.
|Noro Seyfert, re-thinking the super stretchy bind off seen at the bottom edge.|
|Jojoland Melody Superwash fiber, Swirl Shape pattern is knit in hexagons and grows by picking up stitches.|
|The colors are mesmerizing.|
This shawl is being sold as a kit at Windsor Button. For under $50.00 you get the pattern and five skeins of yarn to make a modular creation that starts as a hexagon and continues into a larger piece by picking up edge stitches as you go. I think I will seek anyone interested in doing a KAL after the holidays are passed. Leave me a note or PM me on Ravelry at 19vesperstreet if you have any interest in making this shawl.