It’s true — I might be just a little obsessed with gradients right now. I just finished another fast project knit from Freia Handpaints, this:
This is a cowl knit in a broken rib pattern, using Freia Handpaints Ombre Worsted in the “Blue Velvet” colorway on a 5mm (U.S. 8) needle. I really, really love this colorway.
In the photo above, the cowl is doubled.
It’s about 55″ around and 8.5″ deep. It’s a simple knit, can hardly be called a pattern, but I wrote it up anyway, in hopes that it might be of use to someone l0oking for a fast and easy cowl to make. You can download it free from Ravelry.
Barbara asked a good question in the comments about the yarn I used for the scarf in my last post:
Wendy, how did you shuffle around your 2 colorways to begin/end with the same color? Did you use half of the purple, then reattach towards the end? I read through the pattern, trying to determine how far to knit with one or the other.
One of the things I love about Freia Handpaints: when you order more than one skein of a colorway, you get skeins that work together. In the case of the scarf, I bought two skeins, and where the first skein ends in the color repeat, the second one begins. The same is true of the yarn for this cowl: I bought three skeins and after scrutinizing the yarn to put the skeins in order, I was able to work from skein, to skein, to skein without any gap in the color sequence.
What next? I can’t start working on my Camp Loopy III project until after midnight tomorrow, so I’ll do some swatches of future ideas between now and then.
This Saturday, August 2, is the one year anniversary of my adopting Loki. It’s hard to believe that he has lived with me a whole year! It’s funny to remember how timid and unsure of himself he was when I first brought him home. That did not last long. Now he acts like he runs the place. And I suppose in a way he does.
Loki is going to be featured as the “Ragdoll of the Week” over at Floppycats.com on Monday, so be sure to check him out there. And I’ll of course post a direct link to his article after it goes live next week.