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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Simple Rules

Today is all about the simple. Mr. Canada Post brought in a box from Lynda with three cowls. I can only show two right now. The third is set aside until our next order arrives from Dream in Color.

I started my day at the dentist and called the store when I was finished. Lynn was so excited. She had opened the box from Lynda and freaked over this cowl.
Pattern: Ombre Cowl Hood (the pattern is free on Ravelry)
Yarn: 3 balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze (we used 605, 642 and 600)
Needles: 5mm, 60cm circular
This is a very simple stockinette-in-the-round pattern. Yarn is held double throughout, and colors are alternated to create ombre stripes.
We're making up kits in the store and now I want to knit one.

Lynda also knit the Coors Cowl.
Pattern: Coors Cowl (free from Classic Elite)
Yarn: 5 skeins of Chateau (70% baby alpaca + 30% bamboo = supersoft and super light)
Needles: 8mm, 80cm

This cowl is simple to knit. Cast on and work in seed stitch (knit 1, purl 1). You work until the first colour is finished and then join in the next. No counting. You don't even worry about the beginning of your row. Just change colours when your yarn runs out.

My easy cowl is finished - Lynn cast it off this morning.
Pattern: The Simple Rules Cowl (pattern free on Ravelry)
Yarn: one skein King Cole Bamboozle 
Needles: 6mm, 40cm circular

What an easy knit and it looks great. As Lynn was casting off I remembered that we have some Bamboo Bloom Handpaints in the store - it's the same yarn. Now there are more colours for the cowl.
At $15.95 a skein, I don't think that the yarn will last very long. 

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