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August 28, 2014


Leslie Fehr

Love the cowl that Susan knit! Ordered the yarn and bought the pattern.
Like the sweater that Heather knit also - it is an interesting idea for layering this fall/winter.
And - the cross stitch is really cute and well done! I'm also a cross stitcher when I take breaks from my knitting. I love doing samplers and the charts of paintings by Scarlet Quince.
I think that those two pursuits work well for me need to create.

Susan Hill

Thanks, Allison, for showing my cowl. I feel like such a celebrity. I ordered several skeins of this yarn in different colors and when it arrived I loved the colors so much that I didn't want to do socks. I browsed around Ravelry for one skein projects and came up with several. This was my first and I'm so happy with the results that I can't wait to knit the others.

Also thank you Leslie. I followed the pattern instructions but I think I made mine longer. I like cowls that are long enough to wrap around my neck once or wear long.

It has been many years since I've done cross stitch but this sure looks tempting.

Susan Hill

For anyone interested in this yarn and pattern, the pattern shows a bulky knit with 10 1/2 needles. The Trekking yarn is finer weight so I used #6 needles and cast on for the length I wanted. I cast on 180 stitches and knit until just enough yarn was left to bind off using a stretchy bind off. Blocking gave it some extra length.

Leslie Fehr

Susan - thank you for telling us the needle size and cast on number for making the cowl with the Trekking yarn - I was about to get out my "math hat" lol
I also have some of the Opal in their DK weight that I think will look wonderful with this pattern also.
I think I have my Christmas knitting planned now!

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