Friday, 14 December 2012

The Cowl Does Not Make The Monk*

So much for my plan of scheduling some posts so there aren't big gaps when I'm busy at work *laughs* Ah well, I'm here now ;)

Despite having had a couple of weeks, I still haven't taken proper pictures of my cowl, but I'm going to show it off anyway!


I wasn't sure initially how the yarn would look in the pattern - being tweed yarn I was worried that the texture would be obscured. It's probably a little less striking than the pattern could be, but I love it anyway *grins*


The colour is somewhere between the top two pictures, it's one of those colours that my camera just hates.

I made the cowl the inbetween size, so I think I cast on 160 stitches. After blocking it's the perfect length to wrap twice around my neck without being tight. And by making it this length, I have a ball of the same yarn left so I can make a matching hat *grins*

Ok, brace yourself for a terrible picture (there was no light at all this morning)...


Oh, yeah, I also have new hair *laughs* It's shorter, and in a style that suits the fact that I am more of a messy hair kinda gal than all smooth and sleek ;) I dyed it too, and actually the colour in the picture isn't too far off, it's a light auburn and I really like it.

Details...

Pattern: Honey Cowl
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed DK, in the colour Jacquard (I loved working with this yarn, someone sent it to me in a swap package and now I want to make all sorts of things in it)
Modifications: Made a mid size, made it a little narrower to reduce bulk

You know the Friday drill - head over to Tami's and Wisdom Begins in Wonder for some lovely FOs ;) 

* The Cowl Does Not Make the Monk is apparently a proverb - not one I have ever heard but it made me laugh!

20 comments:

  1. Your cowl looks wonderful and so does your hair!
    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for linking on Creative Friday:)
    Linda

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  2. Lovely cowl, that is a great colour :)

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  3. Your cowl is gorgeous just like your hair:) I think the color of both really suits you.

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  4. Great cowl, love the 'speckly' yarn. Hair looks great too.

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  5. I like the texture of the pattern with the tweed yarn. It's beautiful.

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  6. Love the cowl. It turned out really well. And, your hair is fantastic ;)

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  7. Even if you think the photos are bad, I love that cowl. The color really suits you.

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  8. It looks like the perfect length! From what I can tell, the yarn looks great in this pattern. I think this is a wonderful winter accessory!

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  9. I love the new hair!!! And I totally feel ya on the "my camera doesnt like taking pictures of my yarn"-- One of my projects did not look good whether it was morning or night, so frustrating!

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  10. Very nice. And nice hair too. :)

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  11. Love the hair, it suits you nicely. The cowl is amazing too.

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  12. The cowl and new hair both look fab. Tweedy yarn is great

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  13. Great cowl and your pic is nice too. Why are we always so hard on ourselves? Hope you have a great weekend.

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  14. Oh, I love the tweedy look! Lovely cowl ... it looks very comfortable and warm.

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  15. I have the Honey Cowl on my list to knit. I like how yours turned out. I know what you mean about not getting the color right. I have some yarns that I can never photograph correctly. Argh!

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  16. Love the cowl on you. I haven't figured out cowls yet...I don't know if it's that I don't know how to wear them but they look weird on me. ::sigh:: Oh well :(

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  17. That is such a great color on you. The tweedy bits go well with the woven, honeycomb st.

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