Replacement you may ask...sniff...yeah, my lost somewhereinthishouseIprayIwillsomedayfind Ohh Cashmere! cowl.
It's not cashmere, but trust me, it's *almost* as soft! I doubled the yarn to get more of a bulky weight and I really think it added to the plushness of it.
I wanted the 16 cable aspect to match my C & C 16 Cable Hat, but didn't want a collar-ish type of cowl, you know one that curls up under your chin. I wanted it scrunchy...one you could settle your chin into and be warm....
and scrunchy it is! A winner!
Hubby was laughing as I walked outside to get these pictures...picture me in snowflake flannel pj pants, white t-shirt, my wool coat and cowl.....wait for it....81 degrees...and no I'm not bragging, I want it to be cold! I am a displaced northern girl! It's February, supposed to be cold, not freaking AC weather!!! (keep yer fingers crossed peeps...we are still hoping...)
I'm an overachiever, I got a 2 colored cowl!
In hindsight, since I knit this with the yarn doubled, I should have used the 2 skeins separately as one has more black than the other, which being a handpainted yarn it happens. I usually don't sweat it in smaller handknits, but with sweaters, I always alternate.
This colorway is amazing, a black over burgundy/red and so very hard to capture...I love it very much!
C & C Replacement Cowl aka The Burberry Inspired Cowl
The Plucky Knitter Superwash Merino Worsted 1.93 skeins (approx. 15 yds leftover)
US 10 circular
No real mods I knit it until it was around my neck as I wanted and then probably 4 more rows so getting it on/off would be easy. It turned out to be 20" long.
If you hate kitchner stitching, don't bother knitting this, unless you want a seam and use a 3 needle bind off. It's 58 sts people!! I don't mind the K-stitch and towards the end, I was getting tired of it....well either that or the tremendous extra yarn I had to pull through to do it. Yes, I've run out of yarn K-stitching before, thus the extreme long tail I cut to sew/knit it.
Knitting 16 stitch cables isn't a lot of fun when you are a tight knitter. Why? Well those last 8 sts, the captive ones on the cable needle. (no way I'm cabling without a needle on this amount of sts...no...way!!) Howevah, my good ole pal Megan had a great suggestion. After you knit the first 8 sts of the cable, put the held remainder sts back on your left needle and knit away... *lightbulb moment* sure wished she would have reminded me about that when I was knitting the hat and most of this...
Now just patiently waiting for cooler weather to wear it...which could be Monday morning going to work, as this time of year going from 80 to 50 degrees in a day is common....hmmm