2.03.2012

FO: Muckle Cowl


Quick and easy. Those are two words that I normally would not use to describe stranded colourwork but this cowl really was a breeze to knit. I made mine a little bit more fitted than Kate Davies' lovely version. This yarn (Road to China Light by The Fiber Company) is so gorgeously soft and I wanted every bit of it to be in close contact with my neck.


Looking forward to knitting the matching Muckle Mitts. Here are the project details if anyone is interested in making a similar cowl:

Cast on 132 stitches. Knit 2x2 ribbing for one inch. Knit rows 1 through 23 of chart (skip rows 24 & 25 for now), then start second pattern repeat with row 4 of chart. After row 25, knit 2x2 ribbing for one inch. Mine ended up being 19 inches around and 8 & 1/2 inches tall. My gauge was 13 stitches x 13 rounds = 2x2 with size 5 needles.



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18 comments:

  1. muckle - a fantastically descriptive word in my homeland ;0)

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  2. That looks lovely. It's definitely the time of year for stranding yarn!

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  3. Wow!!!!! You ladies challenge me to increase my skills. This is beautiful!!!!

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  4. I love it! Your colourwork looks amazing, and I love the choice of colours :)

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  5. I think it looks great! And I, too, love the colors you chose :)

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  6. Just lovely! A great color combination. This pattern is definitely creeping its way up my mental queue.

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  7. Love the colours. Love the design. Love that you said it was easy. I've been looking for a project to learn two handed colourwork. I might have to give this one a try!

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  8. I love the colors! It looks great, and I'm so glad to hear about some easy color work!

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  9. It's beautiful! I love the colorwork. :)

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  10. I've heard great things about that yarn. It's good to know it is so soft. The cowl looks beautiful on you!

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  11. Very pretty! Funny...I was researching that yarn this morning!

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  12. Really rather gorgeous! I may have to knit one myself!

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  13. Lovely---I'm impressed (and happy for you) that something this intricate and beautiful was also an easy and fun knit! I was just squishing some Road to China in a yarn store the other day, so I know exactly how much I want to be wearing this beautiful and wonder-soft cowl right now. Your projects are always so elegant and enviable!

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  14. Quick and easy?? Hard to believe -- your cowl is truly beautiful ... I'd wear it all the time.

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  15. The colorwork on that is gorgeous! Love it!

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  16. It came out beautifully! The colors are subtle but you can easily see your great stranding work.

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  17. your colorwork is so even!! beautiful!

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