Friday, 30 October 2009

FO: City Cowl



Pattern: My Kind of Town Cowl

Needles: 12mm

Yarn:Belle Valleé Wools 4-Ply 100% Wool (thanks to Canary Sanctuary for the yarn!)

Mods: None

Notes: Such a simple pattern, so much immediate love!! I've worn this cowl pretty much every day since I finished it- and it only took me a couple days to knit it. Not everyone would love my yarn choice- it's not the softest wool in the world, but my sensitive skin still loves wool. Me and wool, we're tight.

One of the best things the designer did was include lots of photos on the different ways it can be worn. Because when you're first finished, it just looks like a garter stitch  tube, and that's not particularly inspiring. The pictures above and the picture below show my two favourite ways of wearing it:

 (This one is the way I wear it with my coat all the time, and then I pull it over my shoulders if I'm indoors and still a bit chilly).

I can't say enough good things about this- it's the perfect quick knit, and a fabulous beginner project if you know some new knitters who need a simple and satisfying project to begin with. And if you are looking for quick holiday gifts, I can't recommend these enough!

30 comments:

elliebelle said...

Ooo, I love it! I'm definitely going to have to make this one!

Michele said...

Love it! Nice knit.

Allyson said...

Oh it's so so cute! I love how you can wear it like a tiny poncho, too, and it doesn't look like a granny poncho.

Versatile pattern love! I bet that would look cute as a half hood/half scarf, too, for when it gets really cold.

Susan said...

I really do love that! Thanks for the link, too.

wmcurella said...

that's so pretty! it looks great on you!

orata said...

Super cute! I might have to make one too--looks like such a quick, fun project.

Ashley said...

Wow! That is super cute! I am going to shamelessly copy you for sure.

Ella said...

Yum! Perfect for all the snow we just got too!

Ibunnysavetroy said...

hmm I might need to queue this pattern! looks lovely!

kelli ann said...

very cute! i may have to make this myself...

J. said...

Oh, lovely! Whoever photographed you did an amazing job - it really sells the versatility of that piece, which I wouldn't have given much thought to if I'd just seen it as a knit object. Awesome work!

Adriana said...

The cowl looks great! I'm going to have to take a closer look at that pattern.

On an unrelated note: I totally know where you were for that photoshoot :)

Brenda said...

Absolutely perfect. Thanks for the link

Salihan said...

Love it Julie! Looks fabulous on you! I think I might make one out of my first handspun :D me@salihan.com

Hilary said...

What an adorable, versatile knit!! It looks very cool over the shoulders. What great photos, too! Is that a book store?

Pam said...

Great idea -- and nice to see it on you, since I'm not sure whether my imagination would carry a garter tube to fashionable heights.

Maryse said...

It's really pretty! I like the versatility!

Aesderina said...

that is so cute! I love it.
I love that you can wear it differently!

erica-knits said...

Julie, it's absolutely gorgeous!! (and so are you!) I'm so glad you posted this pattern link, it's perfect for a learn to knit party I'm hosting. I was trying to find something that would be quick, easy and stylish. This is perfect!

e said...

i love it!

Michele said...

So cute! and versatile! What a great staple to your winter accessories.

Kara said...

Gorgeous! And what cute pics!

Rima said...

You look so cute in it! And of course, your FO is super cute too!

Trish said...

I love your FO of the pattern! It is really flattering to have people whose taste I admire greatly knit my design. I can't wait for modification monday!

Philigry said...

i love that! I need one for myself!

Phoe said...

Love it! :)

Reckless Glue said...

love it --I just finished this a while back as well, but mine's not nearly as nice... :)

weezalana said...

What a lovely cowl! I wish it got cold enough here for bulky yarn. :( Today's forecast - a brisk...86 degrees.

Jill said...

I've been thinking about making something like this, too! We must be on the same wavelenght or something... Its so simple yet stylish, too. Love it!

CanarySanctuary said...

Very inspiring! I think I just might be knitting up a tube or two for Christmas gifts :)