Thursday, December 3, 2015

Color Infusion Cowl

I've finally finished a project that's been on my needles for 2 months.  It's been a hard thing to keep knitting, as all colorwork things are for me.  Why is it that I love looking at colorwork projects, planning them, and starting them...but it's so hard to finish them???  That's rhetorical.  I don't know.

With a daily self-imposed knitting requirement, I was able to finish this lovely cowl:

It is knit using stranded (or Fair Isle) technique, with 3 colors of fingering weight yarn.

This pattern is  Color Infusion by Meridith Shepherd, knit in The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering yarn (alpaca, wool and bamboo combination), in colorways Jacaranda (purple) and Guava (pink), as well as Madelinetosh Twist Light (wool and nylon blend) in colorway Kilim (multicolor).

It's a gloriously simple and ingenious design, you knit one side, then do a few purl rows to make a "fold" line, then continue knitting the other side.  Then you seam the bind off stitches to the cast on edge, and you've got a fully reversible, double thickness cowl.  The two yarns are luxurious together, and feel so soft on the neck!

Below, I double wrapped it, that would be so warm!

And it can easily be looped to show both colorways.

See the purl rows?  Neat, huh?

So although it took a lot of time, I love love love it.  This is staying with me!  It'll come in handy this winter, with the projected El Nino precipitation we're supposed to have!