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.
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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.
FO Friday: Liquorice & Nougat Socks

FO Friday: Liquorice & Nougat Socks

This is another entry into the long-overdue FO Friday series. I’m playing catch up, basically!

liquorice & nougat FO 3
Liquorice & Nougat Socks aka Strawberries & Cream mark 2

 

Pattern: Strawberries & Cream Socks by moi!

Yarn: MC Regia Silk (Black) and CC Art of Xen Capability (English Rose). Fingering/sock weight yarn. Approx 320 m of MC, 80 m of CC.

licquorice&nougatFO2

Notes/Modifications:

  • Heel over 60% of foot stitches to give a deeper, more comfortable fit.
  • Started these June 2013 and finished them some time in early 2014 (possibly Feb or March).
  • These are super comfortable to wear and they are, if I do say so myself, rather stylish!

licquorice&nougatFO1