Saturday, December 20, 2014

FO and Pattern release: Going my way

As promised, I've taken some better pictures of the scarf/cowl I made for Dave's Mom
I've called it Going my way and the pattern is available now (and it's a freebie!) When Dave first came to me to make something for his Mom, my first plan was to make my Cobblestone Cowl. But I ended up ripping it out. This yarn (some handspun merino/silk that Mom got in a Rav swap) just didn't have the same pop as the others I've used on it (it works really well with a multi).
The self-striping nature of handspun made me want to do something that rippled. My go-to is always feather and fan, but with Cygnus and Cygnet on the go I didn't want to get sick of it. It also needed to be easy - something I could work on in any spare moment.
I came up with a simple, one row pattern (that's right - just one row, repeated over and over again). A few yarn-overs and knit-two-togethers help creat the nice chevron pattern. But at the end of the day, I still wanted a cowl...
 So I took advantage of the yarn-overs, added a few well-placed buttons... and voila! It can be knit in any yarn, any weight, - and scarf or cowl....
... it's an easy, quick knit that's definitely going your way....

4 comments:

Araignee said...

Love. It.
Going to get it right now. Thanks!!!!

kathy b said...

Looks great on you.
THanks. I'll go get the pattern ASAP

Dee said...

I'm following Araignee .....very pretty and I think I might need one.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Delusional Knitter said...

Very cool! Love the one row! Looks awesome in gradient .. bet variegated and self striping would look great too!!