My current work in progress:

The Throwback by Andrea Mowry, knit from Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted and Spincycle Yarns Dream State, using 4.5mm and 5mm needles.

Betty Mouat Cowl

After the long slog of knitting a cardigan, I wanted a “palate cleanser” — a quick knit for more or less immediate gratification. Last week I whipped out a cowl.

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This is based on Kate Davies pattern, the Betty Mouat Cowl. Instead of working two “sides” and grafting them together, I simply worked one long tube.

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I used a semisolid plus a rainbow gradient — well, half of a rainbow gradient. The yarn is a fingering weight merino/cashmere/nylon blend from Etsy seller Wanderlusthues. It’s a lovely soft yarn, just right for a cowl that is worn next to the skin.

I started another cowl.

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This is Land of Sweets,  a cowl pattern that is part of Helen Stewart’s Knitvent 2017. The cowl takes 24 miniskeins of fingering weight yarn. I had a lot of fun picking out the miniskeins I wanted to use and putting them in order. Here they are:

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In other news, Loki is enjoying his crinkle tunnel!

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  1. Beautiful!

  2. That cowl is gorgeous. I might need to do one of those.

    It looks to me like Loki is enjoying his napping tunnel.

  3. Those cowls are equally beautiful.

    A kitty tunnel! OMG!

  4. I love the cowls, especially the colors. Loki in his tunnel is adorable!

  5. Both are lovely. Where did you find the mini-skeins?
    Love to Loki

  6. Oh wow! Your Betty Mouat is gorgeous!
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  7. Both cowls are lovely! Can’t wait to see how the second one turns out- so many beautiful colors!

    My Pepper is a tunnel cat too! The crinkle tunnel was used to death and had to upgrade to the sturdier leopard print fabric version.

  8. Charottewv says:

    Very pretty, especially like the colors of the second one. Loki… absolutely adorable!!!❤️🐾