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Pine Bough Cowl.

 


Designer: Dianna Walla
Yarns used: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma
shades 37 (blue) & 52 (mustard)
Needles: 4.0 mm circular needle


Finally done. Somehow, knitting this felt like forever. It was knit in the round, so it's double-sided all the way through. Also it measured up to 180 cm before grafting the ends together with kitchener stitch. I made one small modification to the pattern: at the end of the cowl you are instructed to knit the stripe section 2 one more time. That would mean the last two rounds you knit would be with MC, but after the joining of the ends the kitchener stitch would add one more round and you would end up with 3 rounds of MC instead of two. So I didn't knit the last round of the last stripe section 2 at all, but instead knit only one round with MC and then started to graft the stitches.

On the hindsight another alteration I would make if I were to knit this again: The fabric starts to get really stiff and heavy the further you knit, the last repeat was already quite arduous as I had to mechanically un-twist the piece all the time. I would rather knit it in two pieces: first on half and start again by casting on new stitches and knitting the other half. Of course this means you would have to do the kitchener stitch twice, but I still think it would be less effort than twisting and turning the whole piece!

Oh, and by the way, I didn't weave any ends, as they are all left on the inside of the cowl. I just made a knot and left long tails making sure they remain on the inside of the fabric... I was lazy, I know...








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