Monday, January 12, 2015

Quince & Co. Striped Cowl Revisited

A few years ago I saw this striped cowl at Vogue Knitting Live and thought it was amazing!  The pattern is from Quince & Co. and can be found here.  They have some amazing patterns and yarn and are definitely worth checking out.
Picture from Quince & Co.
And while I was at Vogue Knitting Live I bought this yarn to make said striped cowl:

I know it's not very easy to see here but this yarn is THIN.  I'm not sure why I thought this would work for the cowl but I was determined.  I tried following the pattern numerous times and couldn't get it right (because I needed so many more stitches than the pattern was calling for because the yarn was THIN) so I put the yarn and pattern away and forgot about it.

This last fall I was in Home Made in South Jersey and saw some yarns that made me remember this striped cowl and I couldn't resist purchasing them.  And thus the Striped Cowl made a comeback!  Here's my new yarn:

I don't know if you can tell but this yarn is much thicker than the previous yarn!  This is Blue Sky Alpaca Melange yarn.  And so far the cowl knitting has been AH-mazing!

I'm hoping this project is done soon so I have the chance to wear it during this frigid weather (it was 9 degrees last week).  Have you ever had a project that you were so excited about that came to a screeching halt because of incorrect supplies?  How long did it go unfinished?  Let us know in the comments!

Wishing you big waves and an artful day!

1 comment:

  1. You are such a talented knitter! The cowl is gorgeous. As for halting projects--we could talk all day! But it sure is a wonderful feeling when you go back and tackle them! Cheers to Finishing!!