Not your typical hellcat biker chic and Li'l Deb would say "that's not a bad thing."

September 26, 2015


Pattern:  Purl SoHo's Braided Cable Cowl
Yarn: Purl Soho's Merino Script in Super Pink
Needle Size: US 11

BGITWWW modeled the unfinished cowl incognito in my vintage Boll√© shades. Hence the cornball name InCowlNeato.

With only 11 rows and seaming left I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH YARN to finish this.  One skein has a 6" tail while the other skein has about 4 yards -- still not enough to double and finish.  If both skeins ended with the longer tail I might have had a chance...

I used the provisional cast on for this project.  I have not decided if I will use a 3 needle bind off or the kitchner Stitch (which I have never done before).  

Super Pink is shockingly neon.  

Daughter-who-doesn't-knit loves the color and the softness of the yarn.  When she saw this wip it was half done.  I noticed a cable knitted in the wrong direction so I frogged to row 4 (yes, row 4) that very same night.  

I knit a few rows every day and ticked off each row as I completed them.  Using highlighters I highlighted "cables front" in pink and "cables back" in yellow.  No more cables in the wrong direction! 

The yarn is soft but it has fuzzies and matts so I keep it on tissue paper when I knit or lay it out to check for errors. I can't wait to see how the seaming goes.

                                          ...Happy Trails....

August 22, 2015

Sky Blue Winter Beater Cowl

Pattern:  Purl SoHo's Bandana Cowl

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpcas Hand Dyed Worsted
One Skein, Sky Blue

My Sky Blue Winter Beater Cowl

July 25, 2015

Easy à la mode Crayons Cowl

Pattern:  Sayon by Christian Burkhard
Yarn:  Lismi Knits Ascona in Crayons


This is the first time I have started a pattern with an I CORD cast on.  
It is worth the extra time and I love it!  

I finished the I Cord cast off on my cowl during a work break and a co-worker thought I knit a “70s tube top.”  I happened to have it at the lake over the weekend to show daughter-who-knits and she popped it right on to model (as a tube top).  

My I Cord Cast On 

...Happy Trails....