Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Groups of Loops Cowl

I am knitting a cowl for my mom for her birthday and was looking for patterns on Ravelry. I started the Mustard Scarf previously and didn't care for it once I started knitting although I was in love with the photo that I saw. I never looked the same, it looked sloppy and loose. I would knit a few rows and tear it out. So I took what I loved about the scarf and rewrote a new pattern for it. Here is the pattern for it. 

Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Grey
Size 11 Needles
Yarn Needle

CO 36 stitches
Work in Pattern Stitches for desired length. I knit mine to about 20 inches.

Pattern Stitch:
R1: Knit across
R2: Sl1, K1, *YO, K2Tog* repeat to last 2 stitches, K2
R3: Knit across
R4: Sl1, K1, *K2Tog, YO* repeat to last 2 stitches, K2

BO on a knit row. Sew ends together.

I will admit that this pattern isn't perfect. On rows 2 and 4 it feels wonky when you get to the end of the row sometimes because you might end up just knitting 3 but with the finished project you'll never know.
I won't tell if you don't!

Monday, November 1, 2010

1 Down, 2 To Go

Obviously this is a horrible picture of it but you get the jist. I am very proud of it. Only the side seems are actually sewn together, everything else is held together with iron-on hemming tape. Spending roughly 15 dollars on the entire project was pretty nice. Instead of feeling guilty for spending too much and I am pretty excited to have spend a little as I did. I love being crafty and knifty.