Skip to content

Braided Cowl from Hell

December 20, 2010

Pattern: Braided Cowl, Vogue Knitting Holiday 2009

Yarn: 2.5 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Start/Finish: 10.26.10/12.20.10

Needles: US6

Notes: I connected it at four points (not including the center back seam) which you can kind of see in the pictures. I liked that the cowl is wider at one end and narrower at the other, it sits really well on the neck compared to others because of this.

I used a thicker yarn than called for and am glad I did, there’s a lot more structure. The recipient likes snug things so it’s perfect (though she does have to put it on before doing her hair or makeup!)

Kind of wishing I didn’t have to give it up because there is no way I’m going to make another. I’m sure at this point I sound like a whiny baby, but I really really hated making this thing. Cabling with so many stitches on a needle was  a PITA, joining the rows together was a PITA, seaming at the end was a PITA, and hiding all the ends was a PITA.

I don’t know what it was about this project but UGH. The finished object is SO NICE and it’s a great cowl, the process just royally sucked. I’ve never felt this way with a project before…

Anyway, Christmas is almost here and the recipient says I can put it under the (currently non-existent) tree but I think I should just fork it over now. It’s been so cold these past few days!

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: