Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Project: Big Herringbone Cowl by PurlBee

Hi everyone, 

I'm here for a short mid-week update! Here's another project that I have completed in the last week, a nice big thick cowl made with 5 balls of Knitpicks Swish Marine Heather and a 10mm circular needle. 


I love the feel of the yarn around my neck! It is so soft and the color is amazing! I have found another favourite from Knitpicks again! So far, I am a huge fan of Knitpicks Felici, Stroll, Hawthorne and now Swish. I'll do a comparison one day, probably. 

Sorry for the not-so-great photo.. I don't really like taking photos of myself, but I wanted to show you how the cowl looks around my neck. 


Because I used 10mm needles instead of 12mm needles (I don't have 12mm... yet ;) ), my stitches look smaller and tighter than the photos on the pattern. And they're not very even, as the photo shows, but I suspect that washing and blocking it will probably solve the problem. 


Here's another look of the two sides of the cowl. The edge also curls up a little, but since the width of the cowl is 12inches, it is okay with me. 

The herringbone stitch is very easy to knit, although the first time I tried it, I had to frog everything because I dropped a stitch somewhere and I don't know how to fix it. Fixing garter stitch and purl stitches are comparatively easier! This time around, I learned how to fix herringbone stitch too. Kinda cool, I think. I really enjoy all the little things I learn with every project.

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That's all I have today. I'd like to get back to knitting my dad's socks, but I promised to work on my shop a little more for a month and see if things improve! Currently, it has been sadly neglected in a small corner of the interweb.

Have a good hump-day!

Cheers,
Jennifer

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