so i made it.
and i love it. really really.
it's warm, it's squishy, and it's red :) i call it my holiday howdy! haha.
i used the berroco vintage chunky. it's surprisingly soft, and i love that this particular skein is a little heathered.
i only used one skein, which is supposed to be plenty for the pattern, but i'd say, definitely plan to have more yardage on hand then what the pattern calls for. i went down a needle size. to 5.5mm, and i still used more than the recommended 100yds. so yes, plan to have more yarn. also, once i had finished my decreases, i was up to 14", where the pattern says to continue knitting until you are at 11"... yeah, so past that point. haha.
but really, all in all, i like the finished outcome very much. and with gauge not being all that important... as it's an accessory, i'm ok with it. and also, i do love the use of short rows in this pattern.
it fits the way i like it too, and it keeps me warm. also, i didn't really run out of yarn. :)
what do you think? do you like it? does it get you in the mood for the holidays?
well it does for me, for sure! i'm a-ready to kick in the holidays! haha no, i'm not a prarie girl... not really;) but i can play along.
to keep you all up to date, the lovely shannon of luvinthemommyhood and i have been working together on this knit along.and all of the info is on her blog right here. i have so been enjoying the progress on the carefree cowl knit along! you guys are so great! i've been so excited to see so many projects being knitted and crocheted up! some of you are on your 3rd, and 4th cowls? or is it more!?!? seriously! you're hard core! there's just 8 days left, and that means there's still time!
wanna join in?
here are the deets!
the end date is november 9th, and really any cowl that strikes your fancy works for us! there's also lots of chats, and following on our ravelry page. so pretty please, come and check it out!
if you've never considered a knit along before, consider this one! you'll find lots of great friends, and also, you'll probably kick start your holiday knits! try the bandana cowl! these will knit up quick! i promise you! and for those of you involved in the knit along... how are you loving it? are you looking forward to the next one? :) xo