Thursday, February 26, 2009

A cowl a day

I was on a tear (my new favorite saying) a few weeks ago, making these cowls. I needed to make some very special birthday presents for a few of my best girls. I love, love this pattern.

I managed to make one for myself too. Funny how I always make time for that.


The details:
Pattern: Luxe neck warmer, Knit 2 together.
Yarn: I used some Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk doubled, 2 skeins, Patons chunky, 1 ball, and Lion Brand wool ease, 1 ball.


This light purple one is made with the cashmerino. So luxurious. It was a birthday present for my sister. The perfect yarn for this project, I think.

28 comments:

Allison said...

I think it's really important that you take the time to make things for yourself every now and then. If you're making multiples of something, it just makes it that much easier.

I was going to write a long story about how I learned this lesson, but it's too long for the comments section. Let's just say... lesson learned!

Renee said...

Isn't this pattern wonderful!!
I made 1/2 a dozen of these to gift for Christmas. I never got tired of knitting it.

Jessica said...

I never really knit up anything for myself until recently...I love that cowl..I'll have to get my hands on that pattern.

jessieg said...

Oh, I love Debbie Bliss yarn, but I'm finding that a lot of stores are starting to carry more luxurious variety without the price tag. I paid like $60 in Debbie Bliss yarn to knit my nephew a baby blanket. Beautiful, soft, but somehow not worth the price.

Now I want to make a cowl. So let's see, here's my list: handwarmers, finish the baby sweater I'm knitting for my niece, two pairs of baby booties, and a couple hats. Now you give me cowls. Where am I to find the time!

Love your blog. Love your style. BTW.

Katie Jean said...

They looks gorgeous! I'm going to have to try that pattern out for Christmas gifts. I probably should start now ;)

Jelly Wares said...

These look amazing!!!! I love all of them but especially the colour of the won you're wearing in the first pic...

Take Care
Jodie :)

QuiltedSimple said...

Wonderful - and you have to try it out for yourself first, right? Very pretty - and looks like they went very quick!
Kris

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Love them especially the purple!

Anonymous said...

They are lovely and the colours are gorgeous!!! How do you find the time to do all the knitting that you do and the quilting plus take care of your family?? You are one talented lady. Would you mind posting the pattern for those of us that do not have it? Thanks :)

APA said...

Ohhh, those are fun! And I really love the colors! Warm & wonderful gifts...and of course you must gift yourself!

Iris E. said...

Is that Feather and Fan? I love that one too. I made a sweet little cotton/linen washcloth with that pattern for my mom and it looks great that way too. What I remember about it is that you really only pay attention about once every four rows---my kinda pattern---and yet it looks so fancy!

Lovely!
Iris

lucky knitter said...

They are going to love them! The colors are great, and they look so cute on!

elliebelle said...

I LOVE cowls too! I have about 10 different patterns picked out that I want to make. hahaha...I don't care that it is almost March and I should be thinking of spring projects.

Java Mama said...

I have been wanting to make a cowl, I just can decide which one. There are so many beautiful patterns. Your three look great, and the colors are beautiful. Have a great weekend!

Meagan said...

Isn't it such a treat to whip up a quick knit after toiling over a long one liek Frank's sweater?!? I love the colors and they are so useful!

tiennie said...

Those are so lovely and will make great presents! The colors are so pretty altogether.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those are beautiful! What a great present, you have very lucky friends :)

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Great colors!! what a fun knit I made lots of these for Christmas gifts this year... everyone loved them and yes you have very lucky friends.

FinnyKnits said...

Ooh, and you know I love a good cowl. I think I have some stash that would go well with this pattern.

Cute cute!

Hilary said...

They're so pretty! Great colors and the perfect amount of slouchiness. I'm glad you made one for yourself, too! You deserve it! (P.S. I LOVED your green post. It's my favorite color, too.)

The Wooly Wumpus said...

Everyone should own at least one Luxe Cowl! :) It's a fast and easy knit and the yardage is reasonable enough that you can indulge in especially luxurious yarn!

Yours are lovely!

MichelleB said...

I love them! I have that book and might have to try this pattern. I just love that Debbie Bliss cashmerino - such wonderful yarn.

Ravenhill said...

I like your newest phrase! And it must be nice to get all those cowls done! They are so beautiful and how right it is that you should have one too!

Louise said...

Nice to see your pretty face! Lovely cowl pattern and a lovely gift!

Michelle said...

Ahh...better to hide my double chin!! Lovely!

Gretchen said...

oh how fun!!

amandajean said...

pretty!!!

a friend to knit with said...

that cowl has been on my list for a while now. what is my problem?! :)
love that you made them all as gifts.....and managed one for yourself. :)