Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wineberry Cowl

So what does a girl do when she has to spend 3 days away from her sewing machine, break out the knitting needles again.

Ravelry is a great site for inspiration and free patterns, and this one is by Jen Geigley and is called the GAP-tastic Cowl.

I did take this pattern with me on our trip and managed to find a few knitting shops but I didn't manage to find any wool that really appealed to me or that I couldn't purchase at home.  One of the things I was really after was a soft snuggly yarn as this would be worn around my neck.

It wasn't until I got back home and saw Heidi's post from Sewing Daisies about her Honey Cable Cowl and the gorgeous Morris & Sons Maya 14ply 100% Baby Alpaca that I knew this was the wool that I was looking for.

Inspiration from Heidi

This is a very simple cowl to knit, it is 130 stitches on a circular needle, joined in the round and then you knit 1, purl 1 until you reach your desired width.

The pattern does suggest a width of 15" but I thought this would be far too wide for my frame, so my cowl is 9" wide and this sits comfortably around my neck.

I purchased 7 balls of wool and have 3 and a bit left over, now to work out if I want a matching beret!

I cast on the stitches on Friday afternoon and cast off on Monday on the way home in the car!


This is the full length and I don't think I will wear it like this.


This is how I  will wear it the most, looped over my head twice and I can't wait to mix it with my print tops!


And for those cold days have it looped over my head 3 times.  Perfect for when you need your coat and something to keep your neck warm this is definitely the way to go!


13 comments:

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Your cowl looks very cosy and it's such a pretty colour.

L said...

I love it! As Jean Margaret said, your scarf looks very warm, cozy, and soft.

BeaJay said...

Very pretty and looks so snug and warm.

Renata said...

I really like the three loop look. A good addition for a.m. walks with Roscoe too!! Can I come and pick it up on Sunday nights when I go and watch son play ice hockey at 3 degree ice rinks?

Valerie said...

Very nice cowl and a great idea.

Dilliander said...

Lovely, will be perfect for any number of occasions.

MushyWear said...

I always love to see other people's knitting projects. One day I hope to learn. The purple color is so pretty!

Paola said...

Lovely colour. Are you wearing it with a Minoru jacket in the last photo? (Working away at mine)

Kristy Chan said...

What a great colour Sharon, exactly what is needed to brighten a cold day! This pattern may convince me to try knitting again

navybluethreads said...

Now you've got me wishing my Summer away! I so love Autumnal colours and the first thought of snugly knits :-) I'll definitely keep this pattern in mind come September...

fadanista.com said...

This is a fabulous cowl and I think the colour is stunning.

Sarah Liz said...

Lovely cowl - I agree, the long one would not work well at all - nor would anything much wider than the one you have made. It looks super, must be lovely and warm.

Carolyn said...

That is such a nice cowl, and what a yummy colour! It loos really nice with your MInoru too :)