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Cowlicious II

November 12, 2014

Since writing my first Cowlicious post, I’ve finished my Baileys trellis cowl, which I’ve now officially named the: ‘ Baileys Quilted Lattice Cowl’ 🙂  It is super, super soft and squishy and I love how it worked up with Malabrigo Worsted Merino, which is my go to yarn for cowls.  I especially love how the trellis strands look with the yarn’s single ply construction – so perfectly chunky and lofty, which you can see in this close up:

I’m now writing up the pattern, which I’m going to make available on Ravelry.  This will be my second pattern since registering for a designer’s account – get me!  I’ve been absolutely blown away by how much interest there’s been in my first pattern, which I offered free.  The pattern for my Reversible Chevron Scarf was uploaded on 5th November and, so far, it has been favourited 447 times and downloaded 1,028 times – wow!  If you want to add to that number, you can download it here.

I’ve made a lot of progress on my yellow shaded tweed stitch cowl too, which now also has an official name: ‘Shaded English Rose Tweed Cowl’.  Here it is at the point where I’d just begun the 3rd and penultimate section:

I’ve now finished knitting, have grafted the two ends together and I’m feeling very happy with it.  Can’t wait to see how it looks when I’ve worked in all the loose yarn ends and it’s on the model form!  I’m also planning to write up a pattern for this one, but would like to get it test knit before I publish it, so if anyone out there reading this would like the pattern for free so that they can road test it for me, please get in touch!

As usually seems to happen with me, while working on this shaded cowl, I had an idea for another cowl, inspired by this beautiful Versace dress:

Verace Pink Sequined Gown  ✮✮ Please feel free to repin ♥ღ

I had to immediately give way to my instincts and find and order the yarn I’d need to make what was in my head.  I couldn’t find the colours I wanted in my favourite Malabrigo cowl yarn, so went for Rowan’s Creative Focus Worsted (blend of 75% wool and 25% alpaca), which I’ve worked with before and know I like:

The silver thread is to add into the grey section only, to imitate the rhinestones on the waist of the Versace dress.  Soon, my precious, soon…

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  • Reply greenrabbitdesigns November 12, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    You do them so well though Debbie! 🙂 I’m not surprised your first Ravelry pattern was so popular, I have it in my library if I ever manage to find time to make it between bunnying!
    Love the shades for the new and the bit of sparkle too!
    V x

    • Reply crimson November 12, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      LOL! Thanks Viv xxx I’m ridiculously excited about the newest design and have been knitting it in my head for days and days now! I told myself I wasn’t allowed to start it yet, but I just might pick up my needles again tonight… 🙂

  • Reply karen November 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    beautiful cowl! and the yarn that is neatly lined up in a row, oh my goodness, it is beautiful!!

    • Reply crimson November 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Karen! Nice to hear from another cowlaholic 🙂

  • Reply Leonor November 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    That Reversible Chevron Scarf is what started this whole knitting thing with me! Nice to have something so lovely to blame 😀 (No, my dear, you aren’t off the hook either, teehee)

    That metallic thread is lovely! I want to get some for myself, I have grand plans to add it to some yarn I plan to spin… Now I’ll have to pester you to know where you got it…

    • Reply crimson November 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      No need to pester my dear – very happy to tell you 🙂 Here it is (or at least the new version of it – I bought my one last year, but this appears to be the same) – in lots of deliciously sparkly colours xxx

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