Alright, guys, the more cowls I knit, the more difficult of a time I have naming them. Seriously… cowlgirl? And this is only the second one I’ve bothered to name.
Here’s the pretty cowlgirl:
Pure sweetness and light, this one. My friend Angela here is sporting her new cowl, a belated birthday gift from me. Angela and her hubby Marc are friends of ours who we met through assorted rad people. First they were Fong’s-friends, and now they are just friend-friends.
I wanted to tell you a little about the cowl. First, it’s this pattern called Stacked Eyelet Cowl by Ami Madison. That’s a Ravelry link, because… you all have Ravelry accounts now, right guys? Guys?
This version looks quite different than the ones pictured on Ravelry, though, and that’s not because I’m a total screw-up, it’s all about the yarn.
Speaking of yarn, you might recognize it from…
It’s the yarn from the Goodwill sweater! As in, I totally frogged the hell out of that Goodwill sweater.
The yarn is 100% cotton and it behaves differently from wool or wool-blended yarn. The cotton has some drape; it is not as stretchy or spring-y as the wool stuff. Not better or worse, just different. Cotton is less forgiving in that you can see the individual stiches better than wool. Mistakes are amplified! I guess, in that respect, it is worse.
Here are a few more close-up pictures:
I have PLENTY of this reclaimed sweater yarn left. I’m working on a plain scarf with it now, just in time for… spring!? Oh crap, what do knitters do when it’s warm? I have yet to experience knitting through the seasons, I imagine it’s doable. Is it considered the off-season? I’ve said it before… I have a lot to learn.