Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some homespun cowls

This week's post is going to be a little shorter than I would like mainly because I've received some good news about 3 secret projects and so I have to get to knitting like nobody's business in order to make those deadlines. I also haven't been able to photograph 4 new items I finished (including a free cowl pattern which I'll put up as soon as I have it all written out.)

Today's post is a short tour of my love affair with the Luxe Cowl by Margaux Hufnagel which can be found on Ravelry(click on Luxe Cowl) or on her blog here. I've liked this cowl pattern ever since I stumbled across it last year, especially after I modified it into an infinity scarf. My friend Shionda last year wanted a gift for a friend, and asked me what I could make with Lion Brand Homespun yarn which she had already purchased. I took the yarn, rooted through my stash, and found one skein of Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted in their purple colorway. I realized that knitting with both yarns at the same time created a lovely fabric with awesome color variations. So far I've made 4 in purple , one in a cream/off-white and my most recent one in a cream/soft pink combination. Below are pictures of these items. I hope you enjoy them and they keep you happy until we meet again here on my blog next week.








2 comments:

  1. Love it..Just copied it off. Looks like a great gift! Thanks for sharing great color choices

    ReplyDelete