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Crosshatch Cowl

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Finished
May 21 2017
July 2 2017
Project info
Crosshatch Cowl
Crosshatch Cowl by Purl Soho
Knitting
Gillian
Needles & yarn
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1,033 yards
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering
0.46 skeins = 142.6 yards (130.4 meters), 23 grams
Natural/Undyed
Cascade Yarns® Heritage Silk
0.12 skeins = 52.4 yards (47.9 meters), 12 grams
Natural/Undyed
Classic Elite Yarns Fresco
none left in stash
1.14 skeins = 187.0 yards (171.0 meters), 57 grams
801
Natural/Undyed
Knit Picks Palette
2 skeins = 461.5 yards (422.0 meters), 100 grams
Natural/Undyed
Michell & CIA Luxury Collection Alpaca Cashmere
0.52 skeins = 56.7 yards (51.8 meters), 13 grams
Natural/Undyed
Spud & Chloë Fine
0.54 skeins = 133.5 yards (122.1 meters), 35 grams
Natural/Undyed
Notes

Using a whole variety of cream stash remnants, most of which I’ve apparently forgotten to enter into Rav.

  • Mitchell & CIA Luxury Collection Alpaca Cashmere, left from this
  • Spud & Chloë Fine (merino silk), left from this
  • Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering (wool), left from this
  • Classic Elite Fresco (wool, alpaca, angora), left from this
  • Cascade Heritage Silk (merino silk), left from this
  • Knitpicks Palette (wool), left from this

The pattern is worked with two strands held together, which I thought would be a good way to mix up the various remnants.

Gillian, queen of the colours, asked for a plain cream cowl, to pair with her wild variety of dresses.

28-05-2017

Wow. This thing is eating through the leftovers way faster than I expected! Going to have to go get more cream yarn if I want this thing more than about 6” high. (Gillian says she’d like it to be more like 12”…)

04-06-2017

Oh jeebus. This thing is 164” in circumference, not 74”! No wonder it’s eating yarn, and growing slowly. Realized that I’ve been doing rather a different stitch pattern than actually written, and though I like what I’m doing, I need to dramatically rethink the number of stitches I cast on! RRrrrrrrrrip.

04-06-2017

Cast on again, with 290 sts instead of 464. Should be a much better size!

I should note that I’m doing the stitch pattern from Temescal rather than this actual pattern -- similar, but done with two strands instead of one, to better blend the transition between the various yarns.

02-07-2017

Measurements before blocking: 76” x 12”

To bind off, I kept going in pattern, then slipped one of the two strands of the new stitch back to the left needle, passed one stitch over the other stitch on the right needle, put the other half of the new stitch back onto the right needle, and passed the first half of the stitch over that… It’s harder to explain than to do! Basically I got 2 BO sts for every two-stranded stitch I made, which gives an edge that’s not too tight, but doesn’t flare out too much either. Phew.

Now, to see if I can minimize the rolling…

02-07-2017

Stashdown: 1033.46 yards used!

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May 21 2017
July 2 2017
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  • Project created: May 21, 2017
  • Updated: July 2, 2017
  • Progress updates: 7 updates