Look, everyone! It’s an actual, real-life F.O.! (That’s “Finished Object” for the uninitiated.)
It’s been so long since I’ve finished a knitting project for myself, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this thing. I thought maybe I’d send it to a friend in a colder climate, but after trying on the cowl I got all Gollum up on this thing. PRECIOUS IS MINE, ALL MINE!
Sure, it was 80 degrees today in Los Angeles, but I swear there will be an opportunity for me to wear this cowl at some point. Right? Or will global warming ruin all my wooly plans? I guess I could always just drape it over a chair and admire it from afar.
This cowl is from Olgajazzy’s Moko-Moko pattern, modified to accommodate larger needles and bulky-weight yarn. The yarn is some Noro Iro I had left over from last year’s Christmas present for my mom. The combination of the really cool (and shockingly simple) pattern and the self-striping, bulky yarn made this cowl impossible to put down.
The texture is created by simple squiggly short rows. It’s really hard to explain, but you should get the pattern and see for yourself! The result is a very squishy, visually-interesting piece that can also be worn as a capelet. Thanks for a cool pattern, Olga!Tags: fo, iro, moko, olgajazzy
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