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Weasleypants Cowl
Chickadee Cowl by Kirsten Kapur
Knitting
me ☺
modified for extra length
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Two If By Hand MCN Fingering
1 skein = 375.0 yards (342.9 meters), 113 grams
www.twoifbyhand.bigcartel.com
April 7, 2012
Notes

this is the closest I’ve come to that elusive ‘trifecta’ as my sister-in-law calls it…perfect yarn, perfect pattern, perfect needle size…I wouldn’t change a thing!

sorry about the overabundance of photos ~ I get a little obnoxious with the pictures when I’m really pleased with something ;)

photos show worn long, doubled, and folded in half lengthwise as well as doubled…very versatile!

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5-26-2012 - finished size: circumference=48 1/2”
width=6”

completely inspired by marybuttons etsy shop woven bag

woven, this colorway is amazing!!!, so I ordered the very last hank of Weasleypants from twoifbyhand’s online shop to knit my first linen stitch cowl

I think it will be a perfect pairing!

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gauge (unblocked): 4”= 50rows / 31stitches (hard to believe but it’s true! I would have thought with a large needle even with small yarn you’d get a bigger gauge but due to the stitch pattern and my freakishly tight knitting, it is what it is! it makes a gorgeous fabric!)

mods:

  • I started out with the magic# caston 149 that everyone seems to love but started over when I decided that I wanted an eternity cowl, so caston 301 for a longer loop that can be doubled when worn
  • round 2 starts ‘slip 1’…make sure to slip 1 with yarn in front even though it doesn’t say so!
  • used long-tail caston for stretch
  • used a super-stretchy bind off so the cast off edge has a little flare to it … (k1, k1, slide both st back to left needle, k2togtbl, k1, slide both st back to left needle, k2togtbl, etc, to end)

also….the bread baker that my yarn is sitting in is a purchase I made from my rav friend knitsandpots, who is not only a fantastic knitter, but she and her husband make some amazing pottery, including yarn keepers :) … there’s a link on Amy’s rav home page to their etsy shop if you want to take a peek!

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Finished
April 14 2012
May 27 2012
 
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by Two If By Hand
Fingering
80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere goat
375 yards / 113 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 8, 2012
  • Project created: April 14, 2012
  • Finished: May 27, 2012
  • Updated: September 22, 2014
  • Progress updates: 15 updates