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Dolores Loves Garnets & Rubies

Nice and simple

  • Project: Dolores (Dolores Park Cowl by Parikha Mehta)
  • Yarn: 100% Merino Bulky, Make.Do Hand-Dyed Yarn, "Garnets & Rubies," >145 yards
  • Needle: US 11 (see notes)
  • Start to Finish: December 5-7, 2011 (see more notes)

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Notes: The pattern called for US 13 needles, of which I have none except straights. The largest DPNs I have are US 11, so I used those. The pattern called for casting on 60, I cast on a dozen more, making appropriate changes in the number of stitches knit for the increase rows, and then knitting a few rows more before casting off.

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More notes: This could be EASILY knit in a day! I cast on and knit a few rows on Monday, finished and cast off on Tuesday, washed and "blocked" (laid flat to dry) on Wednesday. It would certainly have dried quicker on a screen or something.

Dolores Park Cowl

It's a great last-minute gift, if it comes to that. It softened up some with the washing, but you probably wouldn't even have to go that far if super-pinched for time. Heh.




the yarn is stunning and is well displayed in stockinette.


Lovely cowl and a marvelous quick knit, too.


So lovely! The color is exceptional. Nice use of yarn and pattern, too.


Great detail shots of the cowl!


OOh, I knew I would love it!


That's so pretty! I have that pattern in my queue. I suspected it was a quick knit. Sometimes when I am dragging on other projects, I need to insert something like this to feel like I'm accomplishing things.


You can sure dye yarn, lady. :-) LOVE!

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