Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Finished Object - handspun cowl

I've recently handed over this gift to its recipient, so feel safe to post online. 

The fibre is bluefaced leicester from Hedgehog Fibres. If I remember rightly, I think I split the fibre lengthways, spun two singles & then plied together in an attempt to keep the colour progression. The finished yarn was between fingering weight & a light DK weight.

The pattern was made up; using a 3.5 mm needle, I cast on 114 stitches.
At first, I considered a mistake rib stitch, but then realised that that stocking stitch would best suit the colour of the yarn. I continued to knit until I had almost run out of yarn.


It's quite soft, & hopefully cosy, even if the weather has recently turned warmer!

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