Sunday, August 24, 2008

2nd Ravelympics FO

So here we go, the 2nd Ravelympics project completed!
Chickadee Cowl
Chickadee Cowl (see pattern pdf on her right sidebar) Ravelry link
STR Mediumweight in Watermelon Tourmaline (hey did you know the Tourmaline is Maine's State Mineral hehe..hey you could win a trivia game ya know!)
US 9 Circular-Magic Looped (heh..what else ;)
Started August 12-Finished August 20th while we were about to drop the college guy off that very morning. I was in a fit of nerves and didn't want to show him/them so I bound off this and started another project which you'll see another day.

Mods-Well since I didn't use chunky yarn, (doubled mediumweight STR, you could double sportweight if you wanted to also) I went down to a US 9 and thought I'd have to go to an 8, but nope, it looked fine. I also cast on 99 stitches as you need an odd number for the linen stitch pattern and I knew from seeing others I needed more stitches for the smaller yarn. After a few rows I tried it on and it was fine! I knit it to 6" as it was plenty for me, but you could knit more or less.

Chickadee Cowl
Hey..how did that yellowish color get there?? *snicker* I cannot escape it can I?
Chickadee Cowl
This really is a fast and mindless knit. I started it when I needed a break from the Koolhaas hat, probably a day or less for some ;)

Everyone should knit a cowl! It can hide a few things and is easier than a scarf.....however, ask me again in a few months!

Chickadee Cowl
Yarn courtesy again of my BMFA shopper !! I've loved this colorway for a long while, just never got it until now.

Remember I said you'd see Koolhaas again.....
Heh! They match..well kinda
It goes together.....well kinda! ;) (although my shirt matches my cowl pretty well!)

18 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

The cowl looks AWESOME! I am kicking myself for destashing the Watermelon Tourmaline. I could have one like that of my very own! It knit up so prettily! And yes, it does look great with the koolhaas. =)

DPUTiger said...

I have a deep and abiding love for linen stitch and will definitely be putting this project into my queue. Nicely done!

Stacey said...

oooo, I've been looking for a cowl to make - yours looks so wonderful! :D

Kim U said...

Awesome cowl! And it does go really well with the Koolhaas!

Sonya said...

Oooohh, I love the cowl! Pretty, pretty colors. With Koolhaas and the cowl you will be warm this winter.

weezalana said...

The cowl looks fab - and it totally goes with your new Koolhaas! You're wrapped in a cavalcade of squooshy STR!

Christie said...

That cowl looks awesome and I love your yarn choice! The colors are so pretty!

gilraen said...

I really love this! And I have a skein of this too...........:D

bockstark.knits said...

ooooooh, VERY pretty!!! love the stitch pattern!

Bezzie said...

They do sort of go together! YOu're totally ready to pop in on the eldest this winter ;-)

Chris said...

That cowl is stunning!

Karen said...

So beautiful!!!! :)

sgeddes said...

I love it! I'm goimng to check out my stash tonight so I can make one for myself. I think the hat and cowl look great together.

CBear said...

you're so talented! beautiful!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

They look absolutely fabulous together!! Another great use of the sock yarn too!! Love it! Great job!

Jennifer said...

Very pretty!

Carol said...

very nice cowl. The linen stitch is lovely! Must remember that one.

Virtuous said...

Cute last pic! You are so ready for the cold weather!

Congrats on the Ravelympics!