The cowl/scarf-lette craze has not yet subsided. I have two more in progress at the moment and am working my way through the stash.
This cowl is more a wrap/cape-lette than a “standard” cowl. Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you and you have seen this yarn before. It was originally knitted up into the “Sunday Market Shawl” but as the stitches between the drops were just knit and not twisted it quickly morphed into a large loose rectangle of stockinette. I had planned to turn this yarn into a slightly larger clapotis than my mini one, but I feel this is much better.
I started with 88 stitches … after i realized this could cover my shoulders (and was a feature I wanted) i started adding extra stitches to the stockinette part and bumping needle sizes to make it fit. I did my standard k2, k2tog bindoff for stretchyness.
I’ve worn it 3 days out of 4 since I completed it. I love that it gives me some warmth around the neck and shoulders. The only change I’d make is a bit of garter at the neck and base to prevent rolling. Not that it has stopped me from wearing it without blocking it. The neck is also a bit "shorter" than I’d prefer but if I pin it it’s fine. I loved this yarn the first time I knitted it and I love it more now. The colours and the way they knit up make me smile.
I had wanted a clapotis-like effect but am not aware of how to drop stitches on a bias when knitting in the round. ;) I think this creates the effect I wanted and will find a considerable of wear!
Apologies for such a roughly written post. I neglected to work on the draft erev yontif and have a large to-do list to get through tonight.
(also: why did I title this post as such? should be a fairly easy give away, and the answer isn’t just that it’s the fourth cowl I knit. I find it highly amusing given all the little pieces of this project taken together. Allow me my quirky humour. first “winner” will get a small gift, eventually. I work hard to pair gifts with recipients. Poor Dave is still waiting over a year and a half.. *sigh* I’m sorry!)