I am very very very excited to present my "Honeyed Mushrooms Cowl." It was a delight to knit and I am very happy with the results.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina
Colourway: Vintage Frame
Needles: 4.5 mm/ US 7 32 inch circular Knit Picks nickel interchangeables
Started: February 15, 2011
Finished: March 16, 2011
This pattern calls for DK weight yarn but I had this lovely lonely skein of sport weight Madelinetosh that I was dying to use.
I cast on 210 stitches and spent the entire knit worried that it would not be long enough to wrap twice around (as you can see though, it is).
I haven't blocked it because I didn't want to stretch it out too much and lose all the wonderful springiness it has now. (--as an aside I am shocked to find that springiness is an actual word -- thought I was making it up : )
This pattern was very easy and definitely qualifies as a mindless knit - but one of those good ones that doesn't get too boring. The yarn was the most delicious I have knit with to date. It's squishy and soft and has beautiful stitch definition. Worth every penny to me. (In fact, last weekend I snuck out and bought some Tosh DK to make another one - but don't tell my husband!!))
|Special thanks to B for taking the photos. |
I'm still sad I had to give you this coat back.
My only sadness is that I have realized that this cowl is not destined to be mine. It is my lovely cousin (in-law)'s birthday and I know she would love this. It is a true demonstration of my affection for her that I
Happy Birthday Carly xxx
Check out more beautiful finished projects on Tami's blog!
Have a great weekend!