Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bandana Cowl

 I've been wanting to make a Bandana Cowl since I saw the blog post. What is that, only a year?  Not too bad!  I knew what yarn I wanted to use, but I just never got around to making it.  The weather has gotten really chilly lately, and I figured it was time to go ahead and make it so I could get some use out of it this winter.

I decided to frog the cabled hat I knit, because I just didn't love it.   The yarn is Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky (in Ecru), which I bought when we were on vacation in Pigeon Forge last summer.  I ran out halfway through the cowl, and switched to Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (in colorway 100 I think) (and I think I prefer the Baby Alpaca Grande yarn), and it was a pretty close match.  If you look, you can see the difference, but when I'm wearing the cowl it's not noticeable.  

The cowl came out slightly large I think, but I still like it.  The bind off instructions were to bind off very loosely, or to go up a needle size, and I think I bound off way too loosely.  Next time I'll just bind off like regular I think.   I'd like to knit another one of these cowls or two.  They're very easy and quick to knit!


Becky said...

Pretty! And it looks so soft!

Momma/Deb said...

That's a great cowl! It looks soft and loose. Great job knitting it Katie!! Love, Momma

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