Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Comfort

Ahhh....nothing says Fall to me more than Pumpkin.  Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cupcakes/muffins/bread, pumpkiny colors and smells....sigh...it is my favorite!
So, when Carrie asked for test knitters I knew just the yarn I wanted to use.  Funny thing is, it was the exact yarn base she wanted me to use. GMTA or what ;)

Pumpkin Comfort
Not the best picture here, but I wanted you to see just how scrunched up you can wear it.....


Pumpkin Comfort
Or not!  It goes with my gray winter coat so well.  I'm so glad I got that color as I can use hats/cowls/shawls for pops of color.  My usual looking off to the side, almost covering my nose cowl photo.

Pumpkin Comfort
Even better picture here.

My new backdrop of stones in my backyard :) I love my new photo areas.

As you can see it's a gradual sloping cowl.  Bigger for the lower neck/shoulder area and just right for under your neck.  You can also tell how the cables pull it in a bit. I'm sure you could block it more aggressively but I didn't want to.
Pumpkin Comfort
Comfort Food Cowl by Irishgirlieknits
Plucky Knitter MCN Aran in Pumpkin Flame
US 8 needles

No mods, since it was a test knit I even did a swatch.  I was .5 sts over on the swatch, row gauge was fine, but I liked the fabric so I continued with the 8's. 

Love this yarn, it's so soft to knit with and so far wear.  Too bad I only have .75 oz of a skein left :(

9 comments:

Discoknits said...

Now *that* looks cozy! You're right, a great pop of colour on a neutral coat background.
And yay for new photog props - no more fences ;0)

dianne said...

Love it! I just scored some MCN Aran in Bashful in the update Thursday for this pattern. I think it will be a perfect Xmas gift for my MIL.

chemgrrl said...

Cute! Love the color. It looks great on you too.

sandra said...

this cowl looks much better on you than laying solo!

Kaye said...

And it looks warm too-hope you get a chance to use it!

Carol said...

Cowls are a great way to seal up those pesky holes the winter wind creeps through. I am still loving my infinity scarves too for that. Loop as many times as needed....

Lynn said...

This is really pretty!!!

Acornbud said...

Looks nice and comfy! Is it cold enough for a cowl already?

Dee said...

I'm all about the pumpkin too! :-)

The cowl is just perfect for the chilly fall weather to come.