Hey, I made this striped cotton cowl from Purl Bee! Isn’t it lovely?
I used a bunch of Queensland Collection Pima Fresca I had left over from my Liesl sweater. Then I ran out, so I had to go buy another skein. So much for stash-busting! Luckily since it’s the natural color, I didn’t have to worry about dye lots or color matching. Here I am modeling it in the bathroom while accidentally throwing some kind of sign with my right hand:
I didn’t have any of the thread the pattern calls for, and I didn’t have much embroidery floss either, so I went with what I do have lots of: sewing thread! First I tried knitting with one thread, and that wasn’t colorful enough. Then I tried two, but I wasn’t into that, either. So I used three spools of thread at once, plus the yarn!
It was pretty tangly. Luckily I came up with a spooling system that helped. I put all three spools on a DPN, making sure the thread was coming out the same way on each spool, then capped each end of the DPN with point protectors.
As for the stripes, I just sort of decided where to place them as I went. I did pink, peach, turquoise, gray, and mustard yellow.
It’s something like 65” long, so I’m even able to turn it into a festive matronly hood!
I wish I were as happy with my sewing as I am with my knitting these days.
- randomxdlol likes this
- kkeerrii likes this
- glowinthedarkpaint likes this
- amyjgr92 likes this
- kittenghost likes this
- moriley03 likes this
- speaking-out-of-turn likes this
- -mars likes this
- tushiel likes this
- laneeel likes this
- st-efikniee likes this
- peachykeenjellybeann likes this
- davestriderisfuckingmine likes this
- artifishly likes this
- fenizia likes this
- tocryornottocry likes this
- tramoya likes this
- bebop2thebeat likes this
- choosundejal reblogged this from icouldmakethat
- topkditztese reblogged this from icouldmakethat
- yarnpr0n reblogged this from icouldmakethat
- paokhs reblogged this from icouldmakethat
- bruised-soul likes this
- hhayleynicolee likes this
- sewingpretty-jjoas reblogged this from icouldmakethat
- silveah likes this
- iner-tia reblogged this from icouldmakethat
- gomeznude2012 likes this
- selena2088gomez likes this
- nakednudeselena likes this
- sierraapril likes this
- kerrybear92 likes this
- emmamolte likes this
- icouldmakethat posted this