It’s a miracle I had enough yarn for this project and that it came out to a decent size because not until I finished did I realize the yarn I used was bulky, not worsted. I knitted the project on US 8 needles because I thought the yarn was worsted weight. I 💚 this project.
I like this one better than Deep Purple Cowl because the stripes are better defined and closer to the design in my mind. This will be the birthday gift for my friend from first grade instead of the Deep Purple Cowl. I am thinking the person for whom I am knitting this cowl, will not even notice the difference, but out of honesty I will give full disclosure, reducing the price if necessary. I don’t think it will be a problem, as the customer saw the first one and loved that one also.
I really liked the Lion Brand Color Waves for it’s softness, cushiness and color runs. Too bad it has been discontinued.
Dimensions: 24.5 (D) x 9 inches
This cowl is long enough to wrap around one’s neck twice, as pictured.
Construction: Cast on 30 stitches using a provisional cast on. Knit two rows with Yarn A & two rows Yarn B. Repeat to desired length, ending with Row 1 of Yarn B. Graft with garter kitchener stitch, using Yarn B.
This is how this cowl started out, but I thought this purple was too bright and overpowering.
I could not find a deeper purple worsted in my stash, but came across some thread in the perfect color. I double-stranded the thread and I was liking the more muted highlights. The deeper purple really compliments the shifting hues in the Lion Brand Color Waves.
Project name – Deep Purple by The Osmonds – is related to the color of this project, is a reference to my youth and my first grade friend, the recipient of this gift.
Cast On: Jauary 2016 Cast Off: April 5, 2016 Pattern: Improvised by Hooker Leo Yarn A:Laines du Pingouin Ballade (Fiber Content: 89% Mohair, 11% Nylon; Yarn Color: 15; Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky) Yarn B:Lion Brand Fun Fur (Fiber Content: 100% Polyester; Yarn Color: 124 Champagne; Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky) Needle: US 8 Hook: US 10 – J Dimensions: 9 x 80 (D)
This is the project I worked on while undergoing radiation therapy. It is a long overdue gift for mom. I needed something portable, that I could carry with me on the medical transportation van.
I was very eager to use the Pingouin ever since I obtained it from somewhere. Took about as much yarn to finally get comfortable with knitting the wild curls. I was lucky enough to find the right color Fun Fur in my stash, which means all the yarn was FREE!
In the light the trim looks gold!
The construction is 30 stitches knit in garter for 4+ skeins of the Pingouin, started with a provisional cast-on and ended with a garter kitchener grafting. The two-round border was a slip stitch for round one and single crochet over slip stitch for round two.
The project name is simple enough: the Pingouin yarn reminds me of lamb’s wool, which reminded me of Mary, and Along Comes Mary by The Association.
Cast On: February 27, 2016 Cast Off: March 5, 2016 Pattern: Improvised by Hooker Leo Needle: US 10 Yarn:Zitron Farfalla (Fiber Content: 70% Merino, 30% Polyamid; Yarn Color: 300; Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky) Dimensions: 23 (D) x 8 inches Price: USD $50.00
I got this with some yarn scraps from CSNanaCat. I love orange and was surprised to learn it is merino wool. It is so soft. I had three skeins and used most of it for this project, which is a 5 row repeat: k, p, k, p, k. The project name – Fade Away and Radiate by Blondie – is a random selection from my music libarary, that appropriately describes this chapter of my life. I began about the second week of my radiation treatments and have been working on it during my transportation to and from the doctor’s office each morning.
Cast On: February 7, 2016 Cast Off: February 8, 2016 Dimensions:18-inch Diameter x 7-inch Width Yarn: Unknown (Fiber Content: Unknown; Yarn Color: Red+; Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky+) Needle: US 10 – 6 mm Price:USD $25.00 2018-08-14: removed from inventory; donated to charity
CSNanaCat gave me some yarn she did not want anymore. After combining some of it with some of my odds and ends I came up with a big ball o’ yarn! Initially, I was just going to create scrap scarfs, but as I began with this red, which was pretty much a full skein without a label, I began to like it by itself and felt it the fabric was big enough to be an item unto itself.
As for the construction: 30 stitches worked in garter for the entirety of the yarn, and seamed with a crochet slip stitch.
Cast On: July 14, 2015 Cast Off: July 23, 2015 Yarn:Rozetti Wicked Fur (Fiber Content: 90% Nylon, 10% Polyester; Yarn Color: 106 Cheetah; Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky) Needle: US 11 Dimensions: 58 x 20 (H) inches, approximate Price: USD $96.00 SOLD
I remember the day this yarn came into the store. I just had to have it, and I even think I persuaded a friend to buy some also. I seem to remember buying two colors, but my financial conscience may have prevented that. This project was made from two skeins, in garter stitch, increasing two stitches at both the beginning and end of each row.
Originally, I had started this long ago and I was going to add a collar in a Lamb’s Pride Bulky (Fiber Content: 85% Wool, 15% Mohair; Yarn Color: 108 Creme; Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky). When I took the project off the needles to see the size, it got all messed up and I had to restart. I restarted again and when I got done with the first skein, I wanted to see how big the project was, so I ran a life line. Once again, the lifeline got all mixed up with the stitches and I started again. This time, I just made up my mind to use both skeins, so I would not have to restart a fourth time.
This yarn is so soft and slippery, I just love it! I also like how the colors combine together. The project name – The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens – is an obvious selection from my music library.