Aibhlinn. Yes, that's it.
Started: end of October and finished the beginning of November.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in purple. 4 balls.
Pattern: Aibhlinn on knitty.
Adjustments: Cast on 120 sts.
When this pattern first surfaced on knitty...I skipped over it. I thought it was a little weird looking. Lately I have been drawn to the "cowl". The drape, the warmth, something to cover your ears/head without giving you hat head.
I love the look of a cowl around the neck...I do think they are very flattering. I knew cashmerino aran would not only drape nicely but it feels fabulous and washes well. I also really wanted some of that purple!
The bobbles really add a little interest. I made the bobbles without turning my work which saved some time. The knit itself is really simple...another great tv watching knit. I decided to make a more narrow cowl, using 120 sts. This seemed like the perfect size....and still I can bring it up over my head!
Don't laugh. I know, I am such a mom. I will admit to sporting this look twice already this week! It is cold out there!
I am considering making another for a Christmas gift. There..I said it. CHRISTMAS!
Well, this year is going to be different. I most likely will not be knitting up a storm. We decided to let all the kids pick names amoungst themselves. So I don't have 13 nieces and nephews to knit hats for! I may knit for two of my nephews whose names we chose, as well as 2 adults and 2 children of a siblings family. Mom and Dad will most likely get knit gifts...and I was thinking of knitting the teachers a little something....here grows the list.
Oh, have a look at THIS. (especially you Maria...also pick out a colour for the girls here). Yes, I must knit a couple of the sweater on the cover for my goddaughter and her twin sister. The birthday is not until Februrary...so I have some time:)
Lastly...I did figure out how to put a pdf pattern on ravelry. The picot edge scarf is up.