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PB&J Cowl

from Lara Neel Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : PB&J Cowl
PB&J Cowl
PB&J Cowl
PB&J Cowl
PB&J Cowl
PB&J Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • grafting live stitches

Pattern Description:

When I saw the Hello Purl batts lined up in a neat little cubby at StevenBe's Yarn Garage in Minneapolis, I thought of my mother immediately. Like my mom, these batts had a lot of interesting elements and a little sparkle, too. So, even though I'm just a beginning spinner, I took a chance and brought one home.

My mom's favorite color is purple, so I chose the PB&J batt. It's such a cute name, I couldn't help but call this cowl the same thing.




The batt weighed 4.75 oz. and contained bits of East Fresian, Falkland, Mohair Locks, Alpaca, Border Leicester, Faux Cashmere, Bamboo and Angelina.

I laid the batt out, and tore it into strips that I pre-drafted. I spun with a short-forward draw on 7.25 ratio. It spun up like a gorgeous dream. I turned the singles into a two-ply on the 5.5 ratio. I had about 141 yards, in the end.

I knew I had about enough for a hat, but it didn't seem like the right project. So, I cast on and made this very simple bias fabric until I was just about out of yarn. I kept the center stitches in stockinette, with a small garter-stitch edging, to maximize the amount of fabric out of my yarn.

Gauge:

16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • I used handspun yarn that I made from a batt by Hello Purl http://hellopurl.com/. Any yarn you like that works up at the right gauge will work.

You Will Also Need:

  • #10 needles


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Lara Neel is a knitting, designing, math diva podcaster who is determined to talk with each and every one of you on her show, Math4Knitters: Crafty Living. Drop by her website, http://laraneel.com/ ...

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