5.11.2012

FO: Candy Ribbon Cowl

When I asked the little guy to come up with a name for my new cowl design, his first choice was Color Bug Cowl. It had a nice ring to it, but didn't quite fit with my vision. So he decided to rename it after his second most favorite thing in the world, candy. So presenting the Candy Ribbon Cowl:




I am so happy with how this turned out. The entire process, from inspiration to completion, was the most fun I have had with knitting in a while. Playing with different shades of the same color, from teal to aqua to the palest of blues, and offsetting it against the silvery grey, was so addicting! But my favorite part was discovering the royal quilting stitch pattern while browsing through Barbara Walker's amazing A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It was love at first sight.




I decided to try knitting the cowl with cotton yarn in order to make it wearable year round. But a soft and drapey wool or wool blend would be lovely, too. I had a few doubts about the final dimensions of the cowl while knitting it. Too long? Not wide enough? But in the end, I think that the size worked out okay and gives it a bit of versatility.




I am playing around with the idea of posting this as a free pattern on ravelry if I can make any sense of my scribbles. Have a good weekend everyone!


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16 comments:

  1. Oh, that is even better than it looked in your video post on Wednesday. The colours and textures are wonderful, and you wear it beautifully! If I were a knitter, I would be all over the pattern. ;) (Also "Color Bug Cowl" really does have a nice ring to it---A+ word-putting-together by the little guy.)

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the splash of colour on a neutral background. The stitch pattern is right up my alley too. Stunning! hope you post the pattern because I would love to give it a go. Congratulations making both a beautiful FO and your own design : )

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  3. Beautiful, and I love the name! It would be great if you can come up with the pattern.

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  4. That turned out fabulously! Love the colors and the stitch pattern! Speaking of which, if you write it up, I will totally be your volunteer tech editor. :)

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  5. Your new candy ribbon cowl could not have come out more beautifully. Excellent color choices and what's so great about your new design is how different it can look depending on yarn choice and colors! Woo hoo!

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  6. Perfect name! Please do post as a free pattern. I would love to give this a go, if it's not too difficult. Though I think I would use something other then cotton, I find it hard on my hands. Perhaps I'm not using the right type? Please sing out if you do write this up.

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  7. I love it! They grays and blues are fabulous. I would totally use this pattern if you post it :).

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  8. It's even prettier than I anticipated. I'd be all over this pattern if you were to post it.

    Great names -- both of them -- from the little guy!

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  9. Oh I do hope you publish this - It's just georgeous! The length and width look perfect to me.

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  10. It turned out gorgeous and it goes so well with the shirt you are wearing!

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  11. Please post the pattern--it is gorgeous. I just love the blues and grey, it is fabulous!

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  12. oooh, it's a beautiful cowl. If you need a test knitter, I'd be willing.

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  13. Oh my gosh - this has turned out AMAZING. I think it works particularly well with this colour combination. Stunning pattern

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  14. I love how it came out! I really liked the stitch pattern on it's own and the cowl seems perfect for this stitch. Love it!

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  15. It's a beautiful cowl, I hope you come out with a pattern!

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