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Cowl – check

obsidian cowl

The cowl is done. I took a quick cell phone pic to see how the cowl fit. Ignore the sweats please – it was 6:30 am. After trying on the cowl I decided to add another inch. It’s so hard to keep going after you think you’re done, but the cowl is the centerpiece of this top so it has to be right.  I was relieved to see the TML happily stretching – and that Jeny’s Slip Knot cast on was living up to its claim.

This is the perfect kind of deadline knitting – garter stitch, very little shaping – and a clever wrap and turn to make no-purl-in-the-round garter. And at this busy time of the year that’s the exact amount of brain power I have for knitting.

I’m still very happy with my yarn choice – TML in Onyx.  Black with bits of subtle variation. I find myself looking forward to those occasional bits of silvery gray but from a far it still reads black. Fun for the knitter and fashionable too.

obsidian cowl CU

Now that I’m done with the cowl I’m getting ready to start the body. I can’t say I’m sad for those 6mm needles to go away. I actually knitted more slowly with those lincoln logs. I can’t wait to see how the body – knitted on 3.75mm – will work up.

Trying on the cowl got me excited for the FO.  The simplicity of this pattern is inspired. The many faces of garter stitch – big gauge, even bigger gauge and the drape of a single ply yarn.  I think I’m going to love wearing this one.

I’ll catch you in the purl side.

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categories: WIPs - 2013

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  • Nicky November 24, 2013, 4:38 pm

    Awesomeness!!! You look great in it and I’m a garter stitch fan so this is right up my alley! Going to go check the pattern out now.

  • Melissa November 24, 2013, 11:10 pm

    looks fantastic so far, Jody (even with the sweats!) ~ can’t wait to see it finished!

  • Audry November 29, 2013, 11:30 am

    The idea of a no-purl garter stitch is great! Does it get rid of the jog that happens with garter in the round?

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