Cavalcade of cowls
Can there be a cavalcade of two? ; )
- Project: Freestyle Cabled Cowl, my own freeform willy-nilliness, starting off with tweaking the basic framework of Caera and ending with a Woven Cowl mash-up
- Yarn: Plymouth Galway, worsted weight, 210 yards, Make.Do.Dyed turquoise-tinged gray
- Needle: US 8
- Buttons from Iris Fine Yarns
- Start to Finish: November 2 to November 15, 2011
This turned out way better than I expected. First, and surprisingly, I love the color. This is the skein of yarn I threw in to completely exhaust the aqua dye pot a couple of week ago; the color was sort of MEH, so I added some gray and LOVE!
Inspired by Fiona Ellis and the swatch I knit five years ago in her "Morphing Cables" class, I had no plan.
To me, this is the perfect type of project for experimenting with freestyling -- any part that ended up looking hideous could be somewhat hidden by the folds and draping when a cowl is actually worn.
I didn't go super-duper crazy... I combined some very traditional cabling techniques and patterns with travelling stitches and crazy-ass twists and turns.
It's a lot crazier on one side than it is on the other. And there are some parts that I definitely like better than some other.
There are even some areas where I worked straight. Every time I came to those plain stockinette columns I'd think of my sister Sharon and hear her say, "The eye needs a place to rest."
Overall, I give it a great big SQUEE!
I love it too! What fun to play with cables like that
Posted by: Lee | 17 November 2011 at 12:09 PM
Very cool and it looks like you had a load of fun in the knitting! The color is excellent.
Posted by: margene | 17 November 2011 at 12:38 PM
I think it's pretty neat. Good for you for just winging it!
Posted by: Carole | 17 November 2011 at 01:11 PM
Posted by: Teresa C | 17 November 2011 at 09:47 PM
so fun! i want to poke those squishy cables.
Posted by: cauchy09 | 18 November 2011 at 06:27 AM
Ditto on the SQUEE! Love it!
Posted by: Kym | 18 November 2011 at 07:42 AM
What a fun cowl! Very cool, Vicki.
Posted by: Angie | 18 November 2011 at 01:10 PM