Moby Knit

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Fall Calls For Cowls!

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Over the weekend I photographed two of my knitted cowls.  My sister-in-law was visiting, and she’s the perfect model, so I ambushed her on her way to the park with my daughters.  Word of warning – if you’re related to me, I’ll force you to pose for pictures while wearing my handknit items.

Okay, so I started this Snowdrift Infinity Cowl last winter with the intention of wearing it that season.  Obviously it didn’t work out, but it’s finished now and ready for this season!

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003I used Knit Picks City Tweed Heavy Worsted in “Showshoe.”  I love the stitch pattern.  It’s not something you see very often.  The yarn is a tad itchy around my neck, but I’m hoping I get used to it.  Either that or I’ll have to wear it over a turtleneck.

The next cowl I knit for a friend for Christmas.  She’s a huge Outlander fan, so what would be more perfect than a replica of the cowl Claire wore in the show?

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007This beast was knit with two strands of Thick and Quick in “Barley” and size 50 needles.  I used the Sassenach Cowl pattern, although a pattern wasn’t really needed.  I changed the stitch count and the length to my liking.  I think my friend is going to love it.  It looks exactly like the original!  I bought way too much yarn, so I might make one for myself.  I have to admit, it’s pretty darn stylish!

My project pages are linked below.

Snowdrift Infinity Cowl

Sassenach Cowl

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Author: Moby Knit

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6 thoughts on “Fall Calls For Cowls!

  1. Those are really pretty and you did a great job altering the cowl pattern, did you know Lion Brand has a bunch of Outlander knits? http://lionbrand.com/outlander.html

  2. Size 50!?!! I’ll bet it went quick! I used 35s once but I’ve never gone all the way to a 50!

    • It was definitely quick relative to my other projects, but 50s are awkward and hard on the hands. I was surprised at how long it took me to get used to knitting with them!

  3. Bet that ‘sassy’ cowl would be quick and easy for gifts!

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