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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

My Favorite Cowl

Yarn: 220 yds very soft Aran weight wool

Needles: #8 / 5mm 20″ circular needles

Measurements: Circumference – 22″; Height: 9″

Gauge: 4.5 sts / 6 rows per inch over Stockinette St


Cast-on 99 sts.

Join stitches without twisting and PURL the first round.

Knit one round. Purl one round.

Knit every round for 8 inches.

Purl one round. Knit one round. Bind-off all stitches Purlwise.


The cowl above is fully extended :) for photo purposes but I usually wear it scrunched up…


Want to Use Different Yarn?

Chunky: 4sts per inch #9 needles – use 88 sts (about 200 yards)

Bulky: 3.5sts per inch #10 needles – use 77sts (about 190 yards)

Super Bulky: 3sts per inch #13 needles – use 66sts (about 180 yards)

Tuesday, November 9, 2004


While educating myself to the Miracle that is TWEED!
I’ve come across some interesting things…

The FashionMedia has boldly proclaimed things like:

“This season’s tweed is versatile. It can be worn with denim, leather, silk or satin, metallics, even plaids or contrasting tweed. Channel Ralph Lauren in a fitted tweed jacket and full skirt for a very feminine look, or go edgier by pairing tweed with a lacy camisole and boyish slouchy trousers.”

OR quotes various Personal Stylists, saying things like:

“When I go to yoga, I’ll throw my Chanel jacket on with my Juicy sweats and a tank-top.”

Everyone has a Personal Stylist, non? Mine is fixing me a Designer Breakfast (Peanut Butter Balance Bar), even as we speak…

He was busy doing the laundry and didn’t have time to do my hair before I shot the above picture – but no matter!


Sort of…

I’ve lived through the blocking and seaming and deciding what I want to do with the neck and even *bound-off* stitches once. If you think when you bind-off, you are finished, let me tell you, that sometimes, you are only beginning…

Besides all things Warhol, I am obsessed lately with COWLS! My mother started me on these tube things awhile back when I became a photojournalist and spent many hours huddled into my jacket like a Mutant Non-Teenage, Non-Ninja TURTLE!

Scarves are my enemy when I’m working – they are either too annoyingly thick and unable to be climatically controlled, or they strangle me by getting caught in car doors, camera straps, zippers, etc.

The Cowl Tube is perfect.

So the Twoncho, being a cold weather beast, is wearing one.

I am on v2.0, however, because v1.0 was too high and would not drape nicely…


I really want these

what the…

a brief History of Tweed

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