This knit was a real struggle for me. I never thought I would be able to make it but I didn’t give up and I tried at least 15 times before I got the hang of it and managed to finish it. I never thought knits and purls could be so hard and this is the Fishermans’ Rib and held with 2 strands of yarn. One was the main one and it was Cascade Yarns Heritage white and the rest was leftovers from sock knitting and shawl knitting.
I have to say that I’m glad that I finished it because it’s so soft and squishy and I might make another one in the future, now that I know how to knit it, but I’m not in a hurry.
Yarn used: Fingering weight Needle: 4.00 mm Started: 28th of Mars 2021 Finished: 2nd of May 2021 Pattern: Bits and Bobs Cowl Designer: Kay F Jones
I never thought Knits and Purls would be so hard to knit, but in this one, you are using Fisherman’s Rib, and it’s a nightmare! especially if you drop a stitch. I have lost count on how many times I have ripped it all out and restarting it, probably 11 times now but I will make it, I will win this fight. Now I’m putting in lifelines every 3rd or 4th row so I don’t have to rip it all out if it happens again, but it goes so slowly and the lifeline mess the look of the stitches up but it might sort itself out after light blocking.
Yarn used: Leftovers fingering & Cascade Yarns Heritage Needle: 4.00 mm Re-Started: 28th March 2021 Finished: Will it ever? Pattern: Bits and Bobs Cowl Designer: Kay F Jones
The first thing that I finished this year is The philosopher’s Cowl by Kay F Jones of the Podcast The Bakery Bears. It was a lovely and relaxing knit and all I need now to do is to block it. I used 10 different yarns to make this one And I think I might make another one at some time.
Yarn used: Fingering weight Needle: 2.25 mm Started: 31st of December 2020 Finished: 10th of January 2020 Pattern: The philosopher’s Cowl Designer: Kay F Jones
It’s finally finished and now on the blocking mat after a good soak. I still think that I should have done it in all blues first from dark to light and then from light pink to the darkest. I just have to make another one because I have enough yarn left.
So it has started and I have been working on it very hard so now the Stitch In Time Blanket has to wait till this is done and it will be by the 24th of December (hopefully). So this is how far I have come and I did what the designer Kay Jones is doing, and that is starting with the darkest of the two shades of colours (shade 1 = Blue, Shade 2 = Pink), and my two colours are blues and pinks. So Starting with the darkest pink and alternating every section with the blues from the lightest and ending with the darkest. Meaning that both lightest will meet in the middle and both darkest will be at the end. I thought that could be really nice, but after a few sections, I realized that I should have gone with my first thought and that was to start with the darkest pink to the lightest and then from the lightest blue to the darkest. Why? because my colours are not as subtle as the designer’s choice so it will be hard contrasts between them all and not the soft overlapping that I was first hoping for. So I guess I have to make another one and do what I first thought of.
The nice thing with this pattern is that every section is inspired from different christmas books/stories and she reads that part from the books that inspired into the pattern for each section.
I’m looking forward to see it done and it’s a cowl. I have learned some new pattern and that’s always fun. section 4 (Happy Christmas Harry (Potter)) was really fun to knit and also section 6 (Flaming Pudding).
This was a really quick and easy knit. A nice cowl that starts as an triangle and later you knit it in the round. So it’s more of a bandanna than a cowl. Love the colours too. If you would like to knit this one, then you find it on Ravelry and the pattern is for a fingering and a worsted weight version.
Started: 27th of July 2019 Finished: 30th of July 2019 Yarn: Drops Fabel Needles: 3.50 mm