I wanted to make and send a gift to a dear friend of mine in Australia. He told me that it does get cold enough in Sydney to warrant scarves so I decided to make up a small cowl for him. Unisex and not too bulky. Fit was good. If it were met, I’d have made it tighter but he couldn’t try it one as I made it.
Nice, simple pattern that I would make again.
Bandana Cowl, started November 6, 2016, finished November 11, 2016.
Pattern: Bandana Cowl
Made for: Mark and sent to Australia.
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool – 100% wool
Modifications & Notes: This pattern was made for thicker yarn. Next time, I would add one row between the first few decrease rounds for the point to be less pointy.
CO 97 German Twisted CO. Adapted heavily from happygolightly’s Bandana Cowl on Ravelry.
Set-up Round: Purl all stitches.
Round 1: K47, S2KPO, knit to end of round. (95 stitches)
Round 2: P46, S2KPO, purl to end of round. (93 stitches)
Round 3: K45, S2KPO, knit to end of round. (91 stitches)
Round 4: P44, S2KPO, purl to end of round. (89 stitches)
beginning the short rows:
Row 5: K48, wrap and turn.
Row 6: P7, wrap and turn.
Set-up Round: K20, place marker, k49, place marker, knit to end of round.
knit 3 rounds after the first decrease.
* decrease round
then knit 2 rounds and repeat from ! 3 times.
** decrease round
then knit 1 round and repeat from !! 6 more times.
Cost of Project: This yarn was part of 2 skeins I bought to make other things and have gotten a couple of small projects from it. I’d say this was $2 in terms of percent in yard or even less.
Would I knit it again? Yes. I was even considering making one for myself.
Sport Spice Man Socks, started June 12, 2016, finished July 20, 2016.
Pattern: Spice Man – Basic toe-up, all sizes
Size: US 6.5/UK 4/EUR 36
Yarn: This is some clearance yarn I bought years ago. It had a simple label indicating that it was Needful Yarns Perform Sock Yarn – 50% wool and 50% CoolMax – a wicking fibre. No other info on gauge, washing, or yardage.
Needles: US1/2.25mm 40″/100cm circulars. My standard sock needles.
Modifications & Notes: Since this is a basic sock pattern, modifications are necessary and encouraged. I wanted to learn this heel for the first time.
- Using my standard 2.25mm for sock knitting; with this yarn, it results in a tighter gauge about 40sts over 10cm rather than the 32sts/10cm in the pattern – prefer tighter gauge sock yarn especially for my sport socks
- 2AAT on long circular, but this did not work out as I had to do heels and heel flap separately
- Really like the heel flap and the gusset; would definitely use the techniques again except I’d have to do it separately when I got to the heels
- Knit leg for about 3” and cuff for about 1”
Lessons Learned: Another heel flap and gusset technique for toe-up
Cost of Project: $2 for the yarn!
Would I knit it again? Sure.