Thursday, December 3, 2009

Off the needles: owl cowl

This week I cast on and cast off a simple little 3x2 ribbed cowl in a random acrlyic/wool blend gifted to me by Other Mother in one of her wonderful care packages.

Accurate color brought to you by Photoshop, which desaturated the awful yellow that was eating my picture.
Last semester I knit an owl hat out of the same ball for a friend, and I was pleased I had enough left over for a matching cowl (even if I delivered it months later). What makes this more blog-worthy than a tube of 3kx2p rib is how I finished it. I knit a purl turning row, knit about an inch and a half of 3px2k rib, and then folded and sewed the live stitches down. Now there is about an inch and a half of double fabric at the top of the cowl for extra protection against the bitter cold and snow (if we ever have any snow).
Here's what the inside looks like with my seam.
It was the first time I have done a turning row and seamed stitches down, and since I just winged while listening to a lecture about swine flu in virology, I'm pretty pleased with it. I'll have to do this type of finishing for more objects. Specifically, lovely colorwork sweaters that I dream of during class in my copious spare time.

1 comment:

bdraeger said...

Babe, please dream of knitting during class. I once charted out a cable that poetically represented the relationship of my housemates and I over the course of four years. Actually, it was in that one religion class we had together last year. Dream about colorwork, by all means.

Also, my 'are-you-a-machine?' thinger is 'pesquest'. I feel like it should be made into a real word.