My adventures in knitting continue! I learned how to knit a little over a month ago and so far it’s developing into a beautiful friendship. People have been telling me I’m picking it up really quickly, and that’s probably because my grandmother (who died before I was born, unfortunately) was an incredible knitter. It’s just in my blood I guess! My grandpa is especially pleased that I’m continuing in her crafty footsteps, as you can imagine. Just trying to make you proud, Pops
This is my second completed project (well, 3rd if you count the 2nd headband I made for my friend) and since I’m not really good enough to read patterns yet, I made this one up myself. I’m calling it The Sherwood Cowl since it looks very “Robin Hood Chic” if I do say so, myself. Not like Men in Tights chic, but there’s definitely a Russell Crowe vibe going on here 😉 😉
How dapper does my William look in his new cowl and baby snowflake clad hair? Very! Once I pried him away from his video games, he was a very good sport about modeling for me.
Don’t let him fool you. He’s a camera ham! Now you know where Lucille gets it from 😉 lol
So how did I make it?
It’s really simple actually! I cast on 50 stitches, knit about 100 rows (so it’s a perfect square when folded), cast off, and then followed this awesome tutorial on how to make button loops. That’s pretty much it! I used US size 8 needles and Paton’s Classic Wool in Moss Heather. I ended up using a whole skein plus a bit from a second. Paton’s makes awesome yarn for beginners because it’s really inexpensive and pretty darn soft actually for being a cheap wool. The buttons I found at a local yarn shop.
This is a super versatile cowl that would look great on any gender, so Wil shouldn’t be surprised if it goes missing in the near future 😉
Now I’m feeling pretty comfortable with the basic knit stitch, so I have to practice my knit to purl transitions and the such so I can work towards my goal of knitting a sweater! Or maybe a sweater vest first. …one step at a time I suppose.
What are you knitting right now?