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?