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The Cornflower Cowl Is Finished!

I think I really ought to have cast on an extra repeat or two, because it’s a bit narrow, although my initial math was correct and it’s the intended 15″ around.  I ended up with 3.5 repeats of the cable chart to bring it up to length, and it works well with my funnel neck black wool dress coat.

I loosened up my tension on the cast off ribbing, and cast off with a super stretchy bind off (k2tog tbl, slip to left needle, repeat). Now, I have a slightly wider edge that lies over my collarbone and fills in the neck of my coat, and a narrower edge that stays up when I pull it over my jaw. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. Really, I just noticed that the bind off was loose a quarter of the way through, and the yarn was just so split prone that I couldn’t stand the thought of ripping it back and doing it again.

The whole thing took 3/4 of my 90.5 g (labeled as 100 g) skein of Kertzer On Your Toes Bamboo, so I have about 115 g left. That should be enough for a nice pair of gloves or fingerless gloves.

Now to swatch the beautiful Knit Picks yarns that came in the mail yesterday…

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Cornflower Cowl Progress

I’ve made a bit more progress on my Cornflower Cowl, and I think it’s looking pretty good so far. I cast on 144 stitches instead of 112, since my yarn knits up at 28 sts per 4″ instead of the 22 sts per 4″ of the recommended yarn.  I’ll also have to knit longer to make it proportional, but I think I’m nearly 2/3 of the way there.

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