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Buttons Cowl
January 1 2012
January 7 2012
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Buttons Cowl
Buttons Cowl by Tanis Lavallee
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight
25 yards in stash
0.88 skeins = 180.4 yards (165.0 meters), 101 grams
Stix and Stones in North Bay, Ontario
October 18, 2011

Part of the TFA 2012 KAL

Modifications: None – done as is, and I even used the yarn the pattern called for, which may be a first!

New Skills:

  • Button Holes – Technically I have done buttonholes before, but it has been a while and I think I have a better hang of it this time.
  • Bobbles – While I have done nupps a few times now this is my first time with bobbles. I must say the extra row of stitches (and the fact you aren’t doing p7tog) make bobbles more fun than nupps.


  • Yarn: As I said with the earband, Tanis has amazing colors, but the Green Label isn’t my favorite, it is just a bit too twisty and hard, but those attributes made it the right yarn for this pattern.
  • Pattern: A great finished product but I did find the pattern a touch confusing, my interpretation T2L/T2R twisted stitch resulted in some trouble until I found a Knitting Daily link. Also the explanation of the button location seemed needlessly complex. I think just a bit of tech editing would make a world of difference as of the three members of the guild who have made it this month, all three of us had troubles on the T2L/T2R stitches and two of us has some troubles on the buttonhole placement.

Re-Knit?: Nope, too many cowls not enough time! But I would recommend it to others as a great single skein project.

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by Tanis Fiber Arts
100% Merino
205 yards / 115 grams

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  • Originally queued: February 13, 2011
  • Project created: January 1, 2012
  • Finished: January 7, 2012
  • Updated: January 25, 2012
  • Progress updates: 3 updates