Friday, 6 April 2012

Plum Cowl

I finally have photos so I can show off my plum cowl *grins*

It was such an easy knit, and I absolutely love it. It's light, but warm, versatile and the yarn is gorgeous.

And I really do mean versatile... There are 4 different ways to wear it. Traditional cowl:


Cowl with slight shoulder covering:


Kind of a wrap style (this is probably my least favourite way to wear it though - it is a little restricting around the arms!)


And it even works as a cute little hood *laughs*



Ok, that's quite a lot of pictures of me for one post!
Pattern: Euro Cowl
Yarn: Candy Skein, in the Plum colourway. I love this yarn. It's so soft and lovely to work with, and I am extremely grateful to Tink for sending it to me in the blog hob swap *grins*

I can see this being a great item to throw in a bag on summer evenings, when a little bit of extra warmth might be required. It squishes up pretty small. Because the pattern is 4ply knit on larger needles, it's really light and stretchy (as you can probably tell from the pictures *laughs), so I haven't blocked it - I like the way it fits as it is.

Oh, and while you're here, check out yesterday's post about the knitalong that Sarah and I are doing :) Open invitation to anyone who wishes to join in *grins*

33 comments:

  1. I really like your cowl, and all the different ways to wear it. Way to model :) I'll go ahead and admit that in the cold mornings I like to wear a hood when I'm letting the chickens out (though I don't think I'd let anyone but my feathered friends see me that way) so I'll have to add this to my queue. I love versatility.

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  2. That's really lovely and the colour really suits you.

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  3. Such a great look with a white t-shirt. Looks really snuggly to wear and it really suits you. Love the colour!

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  4. Lovely project. I rather like the hoodie look!

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  5. I love it!!!!! *adds something else to the list*

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  6. oooh, it turned out beautifully! I love cowls that are versatile.

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  7. It looks awesome! I love the colourway, too.

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  8. Natalie--What a cute project! Andrea made me one in a 'Greek key' pattern some time ago and I can wear it in all of these variations, too.
    (...and it's alpaca and wool so it's super soft, too!)
    Have a great weekend! XXO-

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  9. I love the cowl, cool when you can wear it in various ways...

    x

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  10. The cowl came out lovely.....I have been making a few different ones myself....

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  11. very nice cowl. I love the purple you picked

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  12. I love the versatility of this pattern! Of course you know I love the color :) Great job!

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  13. That is a great cowl...very versatile. Thanks for sharing the link. I'm off to check it out.

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  14. Ooooh, I love it! It looks fantastic on you.

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  15. I have to say that I have mixed feelings about cowls... but you rock that one. The color is great!

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  16. I love it! The color is pretty and it's such a versatile item to have!

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  17. Okay. I have a crush on your cowl. It looks amazing, so light and drapey and gorgeous and wow, did the yarn work up prettily. (Mmmm, Candy Skein. Someday, I will have one [or more...] of my own.) And you wear it beautifully, too. :)

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  18. I love cowls that double as hoods. I used to wear them all the time turning chemo if a hat was just a bit too hot and confining.

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  19. Very pretty, the style and colour really suit you.

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  20. Your cowl is so beautiful!

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  21. Great pattern, I love how versatile it is, great job!

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  22. Looks great! I love the different ways you can wear it.

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  23. so pretty! really nice work :D

    I still havent gotten the courage off to post pictures of myself yet, i always chop my head off!

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  24. Looks great! Great that you can wear it in different ways ;-)

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  25. Love the cowl and all four styles :)

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  26. I love that it's so versatile! And the colour is lovely.

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  27. That came out lovely - I like it best as a little hood, or perhaps it's the mischievous grin that sets it right... lol.

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  28. Very pretty. I think I like it best worn in the traditional style. Although if I were somewhere cool and windy, I could see pulling it up over my head like you have it in the last photo!

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  29. Love it! The pattern really shows off the yarn, I think. Glad you liked it :)

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  30. Your cowl is beautiful! I love all the model shots:) However you decide to wear it, it looks great on you!

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  31. That is very versatile - great job! And I love that plum color. I am going to have to work with Candy Skein sometime very soon.

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