FO Friday: Duotone Cowl

FO Friday: Duotone Cowl

Just hang-er-ing around!
Just hang-er-ing around!

Pattern: Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn.

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Can be wrapped 3 times around my neck. Makes it super warm
Can be wrapped 3 times around my neck. Makes it super warm

Yarn(s) and needles:
C1: Misti Alpaca in 0790 – 360 meters (395 yards), 45 grams
C2: Malabrigo Lace in Charrua 259 – 348 meters (380 yards), 40 grams

Either 3.5 mm or 4 mm circular (can’t remember which) – magic loop

Wrapped twice
Wrapped twice

Dates: Jan 27th – Mar 7th 2015

Size: 15 cm/6 inches wide by 160 cm/63 inches long.

Can also be used as a headband/cowl combo
Can also be used as a headband/cowl combo

Notes & mods:

  • Changed DK-weight to laceweight.
  • Cast on 88 sts as per pattern, to make a narrower cowl.
  • Made entirely from stash yarn (go me!).
  • Thanks to the alpaca, this is a really warm cowl.
WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Since you saw the progress on the Birch stole yesterday, it’s omitted here.
The sleeves of the Honeybee cardigan are coming along nicely:

Sleeve 1 done and sleeve 2 underway
Sleeve 1 done and sleeve 2 underway

And I’m about to have a second attempt at turning the heel on the second Jules socks:

1st sock done and 2nd sock up to the heel.
1st sock done and 2nd sock done up to the heel.
UFO Tuesday

UFO Tuesday

Well, now I have the lace pattern memorised (the side triangles trip me up sometimes) I’m fair motoring along.

At the start of this UFO week the Birch entrelac stole looked like this:

Seven days ago ...
Seven days ago …

And it now looks like this:

Progress as of Monday night.
Progress as of Monday night.

Bam!
I’m going to keep going on this for another week, see if I can make it to the half way point (finishing the first ball of yarn).

FO Friday: Swartbos waistcoat

FO Friday: Swartbos waistcoat

Swartbos/Rooibos is finally finished!
Swartbos/Rooibos is finally finished!

Pattern: Rooibos by Amy M. Swenson

Yarn/needles:

Wendy Mood Chunky. 50/50 pure merino wool/acrylic. 140 m per 100g ball, 5 balls used

7 mm and 6 mm circular needles

Love the ribbing on the back to draw in the waist.
Love the ribbing on the back to draw in the waist.

Size: L (finished chest measurement 44″ – see notes)

Dates: 12th May 2011 – 11th Feb 2015

My camera did not like photographing black on a slightly dull day.
My camera did not like photographing black on a slightly dull day.

Notes/Mods:

Hmm... buttons...
Hmm… buttons…
  • Hood retained from a project (Weekend Sweater) that I wisely abandoned and frogged before I finished it.
  • Added buttons and buttonholes.
  • From the photos on knitty this is intended to be an open-fronted waistcoat but I tend not to use/wear things I can’t fasten (the exception being my Vitamin C cardigan). As an open-front it probably would fit a 44″ bust.
  • I  (heavens) crocheted three loops to the waistcoat so I can button the hood on. The buttons on the hood match those on the waistcoat.
Crocheted loop for attaching the hood.
Crocheted loop for attaching the hood.
WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

The Duotone Cowl is doneski, so look out for that on an FO Friday soon.

My two main WIPs are the Jules socks for my dad

First sock done and second one started
First sock done and second one started

and the Honeybee Cardigan for my mum

1st sleeve in progress - I've modified it to be from the wrist, not the elbow as in the pattern.
1st sleeve in progress – I’ve modified it to be from the wrist, not the elbow as in the pattern.

No progress on the Birch entrelac stole, so no photo needed!