Saturday, December 22, 2012

Three Days Until Christmas

Dear readers,

Finally, a cowl.  I was dying to make this and saw the pattern at a wonderful knitting store called Close Knit in Evanston.  The shirt is one I made and blogged about HERE in Betsey Johnson Knit - Gertie's Portrait Blouse.

The pattern, in the round, calls for K3 P3 K3 P3 finish the row in the round, then P3, K3, P3, K3 finish in the round until about 8 - 10 inches.  Originally the pattern called for 42 cast on stitches - but I wanted a bit longer for the super bulky thread so I cast on 60 stitches (cast ons must be in multiples of 6) - and I used a size 19 circular needle.  And, it has stretched a bit.  But, I still love it.  It matches the yarn I made for J's scarf.
The yarn is Malabrigo Rasta in Soriano.
 Super easy pattern.  I love it!

How are your Holiday preparations proceeding?



  1. Love the colours in this scarf, and the extra length! Holiday preps are coming along, all gifts wrapped and cooking under control.
    Merry Christmas from Down Under...J

  2. Congrats Judith! I can't imagine Christmas in the warmth! That's fantastic you've gotten almost everything done early! Happy Holidays!

  3. Just finished sewing my niece's Auburn fleece jacket and put away the sewing machine so the guest room can be used, and I madly knit 3 more "cup cozies" for my SIL so she'll have a set - they're in the washer now felting. Nothing like finishing in the "Saint Nick" of time - ha!

  4. Whew!! You are busy! That is fantastic - I remember how awesome your jackets are! But time consuming!! My eyes are tired right now too! Good luck with your knitting~Oh! I have to learn to felt!