i first of all want to share a present i have knit a dear friend of mine back in january.. for her birthday.... in january... which is still in my possession. a bad friend who is unintentionally working to bankrupt the usps through postal neglect. yes bex, i will send you your scarf (from last year) and mer i will eventually hand you your present in person.... maybe you could come for a visit????
pattern~ bristol's cowl from the talented bristol ivy
yarn~ this fantastic quince puffin (i could eat all their colors they are so tempting) one skein in birds egg
needle size us 13 & 11
some more notes for future making reference if i indeed make one for myself ;) ~
argh! got to row 9 of the chart (my first drop stitch) i looked it up and after you drop the stitch you make one in the ladder. after working round 10 i had too many stitches.... (again)
oh my i was not meant to knit the cowl. i decided i should take it back to row 8 dropping the extra stitch i added for each drop stitch. …. bummer....pretty stupid.
(also) after row 8 i changed to my addi turbo size 11 (did not have size 13)… things started moving much quicker than the bamboo.
rip, rip, rip
i took the knitting back to row 8 and dropped the stitch as it should have been done :), now not much else can go wrong…. just repeating patterns???
it was easy moving from here on out. i did debate casting off after the fourth repeat thinking i might not have enough yarn to complete but i decided to motor on (what’s the worst that can happen… i have to buy more wool?!) :)
completed with a final tally of 13” cast on tail & 90” left over wool…