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New Threads Tuesday December 20, 2011

Chic Knits Skinny Cowl

Chic Knits Skinny CowlOh Happy (Holi)Days!! A new scarf jumps off the needles just in time for the party…

Here’s the Skinny Cowl (10 st version) I’ve been working on, modeled so you can see how such a simple thing can be such an awesome buddy!

Because it isn’t very wide and because it is quite long, it can wrap around the neck in a *custom* way to fit you and the garment you wear this with.

Because it is made of garter stitch, it has the quality to *shake hands* with its neighbors (Christmas Cheer!) and stay in place once it’s positioned.

When you make garter stitch with such big yarn, it’s sort of like Leggos — heh, like a jigsaw, the nubs slightly interlock.

What I like especially about this little number is the back of the neck, where a subtle layering takes place, building the width needed, as applied.

Function follows form in such a useful way!

Pattern: Chic Knits Skinny Cowl
Yarn: Bouton d’Or ORLOV
Color: Multi Blue

4 Responses to “New Threads Tuesday December 20, 2011”

  1. Beth Wilson says:

    BEST Cowl I’ve seen !!

    Ordering on Dec 26th and knitting a whole bunch for Xmas next year !!
    Have done so many of your sweaters and they’re my fav patterns !!
    *Can’t wait for January ….. cozy nights knitting.
    MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    THANK YOU so much, I hugz you (1,000,000)!

  3. monica says:

    Hmmmm….you are making me rethink the cowl I put into time out because I didn’t like how thin it was. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    I lurv me skinnies!

    They are very versatile — you can leave ‘em long like a necklace indoors, then they sort of custom wrap over your coat neckline outdoors!

 
 
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