Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another FO???

One would think I was a knitting Lest you think I was only knitting on UFO's, I cast on this one day and finished the next.
Gray Gardens Cowl

Knit from my own silky cashmerino handspun!!
I'm a wee bit proud too!

I only had 120 yards of a sport/dk weight, as you can see below, not much left...
All that is left...
exactly 21" left that is. I did plan this...well sorta ;) I knit 2 pattern repeats and thought I would have enough for at least half of one repeat, so I went for it. While knitting the garter rows at the top, realized I wouldn't be able to knit the same I did for the base, so I bound off using larger needles.

Was still sweating a bit, but whew, made it!

Gray Gardens Cowl
Gray Gardens Cowl by Caryn Lantz
My own handspun--Pepperpants Silkycashmerino "Hard Days Night"
US 9's & 11's for bind off
Approx. 99 yds used
Finished size is 8.5" wide x 10" tall

Mods: cast on 91 sts, knit 3 garter ridges/rows, knit 2.5 pattern repeats then 2 garter ridges/rows. Bind off with 11's

No modeled shots as it's a gift, didn't want to stretch it out ;)


Jo said...

Beautiful - and doubly creative... but now we need a picture of you wearing it!

Kaye said...

Your handspun is so even!
I like this cowl. I really like the highlights in the middle. Lucky recepient!

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! I never would have guessed that was handspun. You're rocking the wheel!

dianne said...

I love it! And made from your handspun? That's one lucky recipient :-)

Discoknits said...

Handspun? Wow! Nice work Z :0)

Affiknitty said...

I am in awe! How wonderful to have an FO in which you created the yarn, and then created the item!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great Cowl! Love the pattern. Went to go buy it on Ravelry, and saw it was already in my PDF library on there! It was like finding money! Hee hee.

Lynn said...

Wow did you cut it close!! i bet you were sweating it out as you cast off!! SO glad you had enough. And's its gorgeous!

Knitting Kris said...

Beautiful! Love those grays......some Plucky gray on my needles next!
And with your own handspun - what a lucky recipient!

Acornbud said...

Pretty and such good use of all the yarn! The recipient is a lucky person.