Saturday, December 9, 2017

FO: Tree Delivery cowl

YES!!! At long last!!!! It is complete!
I finished it up Monday night, but blocking took a while because of the double thickness.
As you know, I used the Tree Delivery water bottle cover pattern and turned it into a cowl. The revisions were pretty basic - I cast on three times the amount of stitches (288) worked a couple rows of garter to start, and  then worked the chart three times each round.
The colourwork went fairly quickly, but that decision to add a lining made the project a total slog. That said, adding a lining was the right thing to do... not only does it cover up all the unsightly floats, and protect from the itchiness of the handspun, it makes it doubly thick and doubly warm!

If I was smart, and had thought about the need for a lining when I started, I would have done a provisional cast on to make attaching the two ends easier. In the end, I just picked up stitches on the inside of the first garter border, and did a three needle bind-off between that and the lining stitches.
 It ended up working out quite tidily, if I do say so myself.

It's a good size, long enough to hang loose on warmer days...
 ...and just enough to wrap around twice when the wind is up.
 In the end, it's the perfect cowl!

12 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

I agree! It's incredible knitting! The size is just snuggly right!
Great job!

Araignee said...

Perfect is right!!!!! I love it.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Oh wow! This piece is to die for, I just love it. You do wonderful work!

Have a lovely weekend!

Andrea

Tired Teacher said...

Absolutely gorgeous - well done!

kathy b said...

Oh my gosh It is just beautiful. Just absolutely beautiful.
Is Rupert any better? I'm concerned he's stopped eating. Praying he is on the mend. Was he on pain meds for a few days and now off? perhaps hes' just feeling it more and will eat better today....
big hugs

kathy b said...

Sorry I meant Rupert not Burton

Dee said...

It IS perfect. The color you chose for the lining is lucious!!! Good choice.

And, the colorwork is just oh so cute! Congrats on another beautiful finish.

Mo said...

Your cowl is beautiful!

Bridget said...

I LOVE it! Wear it in good health. :-)

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful! You're right - adding a lining can be a real pain, but it looks so warm and cozy :)

Mereknits said...

IT is incredible. You did a fantastic job!

Rachelle said...

It looks fantastic! And I'm almost caught up on reading blog posts, this is great :)