Saturday, September 21, 2013

Going around in circles!

Holy cowl!

These are just fun to make!

Cast on a bunch of stitches, join in the round (being careful not to twist!) and knit until it's long enough or you run out of yarn!

1st:  'Inspira Cowl' (I made the Mesa Version, but cast on 160 stitches).  Using 5.5 mm needles and Liberty Wool, takes 2 colours and 2 balls of each!

This pattern is 'West Desert Hood'  (cast on 144 stitches and worked until the end of the contrast colour ball)  I am making another with a few changes to the pattern.

Finally this really quick knit is 'Cherry Garcia', one ball of 'Inca' a new yarn that is 100% Superwash wool, very soft and great solid colours.  ($9.95)  I made the cowl in one day, maybe 4 hours!

The best thing I have learned about joining in the round is to  (you will have to think for a minute, but it works.) :

Cast on all the stitches, then turn your work and work the first row of the pattern without joining!  Then join your work and continue in pattern, being careful not to twist!  That extra row, that is just a little more stable makes it very easy to see if there are any twists.  All you need to do is hide that first 'blip' when you weave in your beginning yarn.

See you Soon.


Anonymous said...

Cool - I've done that the last few time I've knit in the round - makes it a lot more stable - I also add an extra stitch and knit the first and last 2 together, when I get there :)

smartygirl said...

love these cowls!