Sunday, August 24, 2008

Double Chin Cozy

Well, I haven't been spinning a lot lately, but I did manage to knit a small project with some of my handspun. I decided to try out knitting a cowl. They seem to be extremely popular and I have several skeins of handspun that are just the right yardage for such a project.

This came out okay. It's very soft, but maybe a little large in both height and diameter. It doesn't fit as snugly as I think it is supposed to either. Also it is probably a little heavy for the weather here, so I'll have to save it for when we travel to arctic climates. I probably won't wear it, but I'm not going to frog it either. It is going to be put in the hall closet.

The idea of a cowl seems a little strange to me at first, but I've never been extremely fond of turtlenecks and things that sit up against my neck. I don't think I'll knit any more cowls that are this heavy - but I might try one with a lighter weight yarn; maybe a dk or sport weight and see if I like that better.

Project Info

Pattern: Cherry Garcia by Hello Yarn

Yarn: Geddesburg Handpsun Yarn
color: Blackthorn; dyed by Pigeonroof Studios
1 skein: 4oz/132 yards: 8-9 wpi

Needles: addi TURBO Needles - US# 11 (8 mm)


Anonymous said...

It's very pretty! I may have to make a cowl out of some of my handspun; it'll get lots of use here in Maine :-)

Monika said...

This is extremly wonderful fiber and yarn! I love the color. I can't stand things too snug around my throat. I used to love turtle necks when I was young, and I like the looks of it, but nowadays I can't stand it. I feel I suffocate. I don't think I'll be knitting cowls for myself.

bockstark.knits said...

looks fantastic though, i love that colorway!!

turtlegirl76 said...

It's very pretty! Cowls are perfect for us here though, it's not often we have to pull out an actual coat if we have a simple sweater and a cowl.

Bezzie said...

Hee hee, double chin cozy! It is quite pretty. Great use for some handspun!

elizabeth said...

I agree with Christy - last winter I went without a coat most of the time by wearing a sweater and scarf. I think yours looks great and who knows - maybe it'll be an arctic winter!

Zonda said...

Ohh, gorgeous colorway and hehe Cherry Garcia fits the colorway perfect!

mom said...

Gorgeous color from fiber to cowl!!
Maybe it would be something that Sherman would like. It might just be his size if it isn't yours. I actually think it looks really cute - it's purple and we all know that anything purple is wonderful!!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I think the double chin cozy aspect of the cowl is the main reason why I love the cowl!! I'm not totally sold on them either, but then again, I'm up for anything that involves sock yarn!!

Yours is gorgeous!! Love love love the colors too!!

Batty said...

I really like your cowl! The colors are beautiful, and when it gets cold outside, you'll be happy it's there. No getting a scarf caught all over the place... just slip on the cowl and be happy.