FO: Crab Claw hooded cowl

or: The Skinned Ewok Hood

I finished this on Saturday and I’m blogging this on a Sunday. Will wonders never cease?!

Pattern: My own, made up out of my own sick mind, by Me [My Ravelry Project Page].

Crab Claw/Antler cable from the Harmony Guide of 220 Aran Stitches.

Sweet muppety Jeebus, this is warm!

Yarn(s) & Needles:

  MC: Sirdar Click Chunky in “Hustle Brown” (hehe). 3 x 50 g used

  CC: Laines Du Nord Duchessa in “Light brown/brown” (imaginative). 2.5 x 50 g used

This may be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever knitted. And I’m including the apple cosy in my calculations.

6 mm circ, 100 cm long and 7.5 mm circ, 80 cm long. I didn’t have a 15 mm needle for the CC so I used my 7.5 mm needle and wrapped the yarn around it twice, dropping the extra loop on the next row.

Dates: Jan 4th – Jan 17th 2015



  • Basically just made it up as I went along, with only a little mathematics involved!
  • Cast on at the centre top, using Judy’s Magic Cast on, and knit down.
  • Cowl cast on at centre back (using temp crochet cast on) and attached by knitting it on with the live stitches from the hood.
  • Liner is knitted in to hood.
  • Inspiration came from (may the Saints of Knitting preserve me) twig, by Tiny Owl Knits.
Hmmm… toggles…

Work in progress Wednesday

The “skinned Ewok” hood went backwards before it came forwards, and this is where I’m up to now:


And here’s progress on the Advent Socks:

Less work than I’d have liked, overall, because I’m the kind of not well that does lend itself to knitting. Almost symptom free after coughing half a lung up over the weekend, but just feel very… not well!
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Something-alliterative Sunday

Progress on the Advent Socks (as of yesterday morning


And progress on something I don’t think I’ve shared before; a cabled hooded cowl of my own design.
I cast on at the top of the hood and knit down, making it totally seamless for the main bit of it.


As you can see, it will be lined in a real-wool faux-fur. Hmmm… toasty warm!

The inside of the hood.

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