FO: Catvent Cowl

a crumpled looking cowl sits on a green surface. It is make up of many coloured yarns and there are geometric shapes, lave and textured knitting patterns in it. There are also stylised cats!
Cats! Cats operating in gangs!

 

Such a lovely pattern and I really enjoyed making it. Also, anything that helps me use up my 4ply/fingering/sock weight scraps is golden for me!

It’s a little purple/pink-heavy, because that’s the colour that I have the most of in my scraps piles, but I think it lends a sort of unity to the whole, which I like.

a crumpled looking cowl sits on a green surface. It is make up of many coloured yarns and there are geometric shapes, lave and textured knitting patterns in it. There are also stylised cats!

I love the little braids that break up the sections, even if they took me ages to do!

I also love this literal twist-in-the-tale of the cowl when you graft the beginning to the end (although I skipped the last braid and did a three needle cast off instead).

a crumpled looking cowl sits on a green surface. It is make up of many coloured yarns and there are geometric shapes, lave and textured knitting patterns in it. There are also stylised cats!

Pattern: Catvent Cowl by Marna Gilligan a.k.a. An Caitin Beag
Yarns: Are you sure? There are quite a lot! Okay then, ready?

  1. Regia Silk – beige
  2. Ripplecrafts
  3. Opal Uni (purple)
  4. Mothy & The Squid (pink)
  5. Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply
  6. Some kind of Shetland 2ply (?Ripples Crafts)
  7. Manos del Uruguay Fino
  8. Opal Uni (orange)
  9. Mothy & the Squid (rainbow/cream)
  10. Lang Jawoll Magic
  11. Jamieson & Smith (green)
  12. Shetland 2ply (?Ripples Crafts)
  13. Moth & The Squid (blue-green speckled)
  14. Regia Silk(?) – charcoal grey
  15. Jamieson & Smith (red)
  16. Regia Color (blue)
  17. Unknown natural – maybe Patons Diploma Gold 4ply?
  18. Opal Cotton?
  19. Jamieson & Smith (pink)
  20. Regia Color (blue) – rep of 16
  21. WooSheeps (hot pink)
  22. Cygnet 4ply
  23. WooSheeps (yellow)
  24. Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock

And Uncle Tom Cobbly and all!

FO Friday: Cricket Cosy

cricket cosy teapot cover
Adorbs!

How cute is this?!

Pattern: Cricket Cosy by Ros Clarke, from p/hop.

[My Ravelry Project Page]

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The back

 

Yarn & needles: Sugar ‘n’ Cream in white (90 m/58 g) and blue/cream variegated (15 m/10 g).

4 mm straights and 3.75 mm dpns

Dates: 24th – 27th Feb 2015

cricket cosy teapot cover
And one more for the road!

Notes/mods:

  • Only used 1 CC, instead of 2.
  • Worsted-weight cotton instead of DK simply because that’s what I had to hand.
  • Accidental modification of crossing the cables the opposite way. It’s now a design feature.
  • Another accidental mod of leaving off the stripes around the v-neck collar.
  • I’m going to be honest and say that it’s really difficult to get this on my teapot. I don’t know if it’s because of the yarn I used, but it’s really tricky. And it’s not easy to get the lid on, once the cosy is on the teapot.
  • However, it is super cute and I hope it will keep my tea warmer for longer!

FO Monday: Limpetiole Hat

Come with me on a journey through time and space (10 bonus points if you know where that comes from)…

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Pattern: Limpetiole (a.k.a. Mystery KAL Hat B) by Woollywormhead
Yarn and needles: King Cole Moods Duet DK (70% acrylic, 30% wool). Probably 4 mm needles, magic loop.
Dates: 1st Nov 2010 – date unknown.

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Mods/notes:

  • Well, this was a while ago…
  • I’ve no idea how long it’s been an FO, but it’s at least 3 years!
  • This yarn wasn’t quite right for the pattern (too much acrylic so it didn’t block out enough), but it’s what I had in my stash.
  • From what I remember it was a good knit!
  • The colour in these photos is way off – it’s much less pink in real life (the closest is the one below).

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FO Friday: Knotty Gloves

Another of these mopping-up FO posts.

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Pattern: Knotty Gloves by Julia Mueller [My Ravelry Project Page]

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Close up of the rib flowing into the cable

Yarn: Krafty Koala BFL Nylon Sock Yarn in Midnight Tempest. Unknown yardage, probably used 60% of the skein.

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The colour of the yarn is really difficult to capture!

Dates: 1st February 2009 (!!!!!!!) – Some time late 2013 to early 2014.

Notes/mods:

  • There may be some accidental modifications involving the cables, but we’re not talking about those.
  • These are very comfortable to wear and the cable on the back of the wrist is a really clever way of bringing the glove in without including any shaping.
  • Incorporated some of that conductive thread in the index finger of the right hand glove for operating of fancy schmancy touch-screen stuff. Ideal for paying for your tram ticket without having to take of your glove!
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Conductive thread on right index finger

FO Friday: Liquorice & Nougat Socks

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

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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.

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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!

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