Wednesday, 9 February 2011

FO: Green Loop

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Pattern: Triangle Loop

Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers and Knitpicks Telemark

Mods: None, except possibly made it a bit shorter. I didn't measure.
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Notes: This was really such a fun knit. Knitting the scarf in the round means it's doubled up and extra cozy, and the colourwork was easy to memorize. Plus, this was pretty much a 1 skein sort of project- it only takes one skein of each colour to make this great little cowl.Watching the little triangles develop was so addictive!

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Afterwards I thought how pretty this pattern would be with one skein of a variegated yarn and another solid colour yarn. Next time I'm going to try that, a lot of people who saw me knitting this were interested in having one of their own. We'll see if they are that lucky!

UPDATE: The sweater I'm wearing is indeed from Mango, and the pin is my absolute favourite- I'll get a close up show of it very soon and post a little story about it next week. It has a lot of meaning for me.

I'm off to the cottage for a few days, enjoying the winter. Just what I need after a week-long bout with the flu. Not fun at all. Good thing I had all that hot chocolate to keep me going.

36 comments:

mooncalf said...

That is a gorgeous FO. It almost makes me want to try colourwork again.

Leah said...

Oh, wow. Beautiful! Officially one more thing added to my long queue of doom.

fridica said...

It matches your eyes perfectly! And you look as gorgeous as ever...

And what is this beautiful and fitting sweater you're wearing?

Noas' Libellule said...

This is great, the two colours work really well together,

Cami said...

Beautiful! I've been wanting to make this pattern for a while now. I love the little triangles, and think they would be addicting to watch them come along. I also love your pin. What is it and does it have a history behind it?

del said...

I'm going to try leaving this comment one more time (bad Blogger)...

I'm glad you're feeling better! The scarf looks fantastic and sooo warm.

Enjoy your time away!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Too cute! That looks like colorwork I can handle. And I love the greens! I don't think you could go wrong with the colors, though.

And I loved all your hot chocolate recipes! A lot of them I saved for chocolate emergencies. It was a really fun series!

CU@5 said...

After seeing your new cowl I just added this pattern to my queue in Rav. It's so simple so nice! Especially when I'm still in the mood for fair isle.
Is your pullover from Mango? I've got the same but in light gray and I love it! Cheers!

erica-knits said...

Oh Julie, you are beautiful. I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern and that you're thinking about knitting another!

Jacey said...

It's really pretty. Enjoy your time away!

loveandknitologie said...

So pretty! Maybe this will help get me out of my knitting blues...I do have quite a few balls of KP Telemark left. Hmm...

Hope you feel better soon!

Rachael said...

Gorgeous! I just finished a seed-stitch cowl in a bright coral for myself, and I think I'm going to have to knit myself a cowl for every day of the week. And thanks for all the cocoa recipes!

Jess said...

beautiful! colorwork has always intimidated me but i really want to give it a try :)

Christine said...

Beautiful! I love your pin, can we get a closer picture of it? Feel better and have a fun trip.

Emily said...

Very cute. Hannah Fettig made something very similar in cream and tan. She even put buttons on it to make it tighter.

mkonieczki said...

Fantastic winter accessory! It looks snuggley warm! Your FO photographs are always so beautiful!

Caffeine Girl said...

That is just a beautiful cowl. I can see how the triangles would be addictive.

Sungopolis said...

Very pretty - I love the green with your red hair.

Feel better soon!

Michele said...

I love your cowl - and I love the colors you chose. Very pretty.
So sorry you were not feeling well. Enjoy your time away!

Lucy said...

It's very pretty. I'm adding it to my queue now.

alligator said...

This looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking to the pattern, I've never seen it before and it looks really fun. Your version looks great on you! ... I hope mine comes out half as nice!

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous! I think I might have to make one too!

Renee said...

How Beautiful!! The knit and you look stunning! May have to go into my queue for next winter... Very interested to hear more about your pin. Have a wonderful time at the cottage.

Yarndancer said...

The cowl is beautiful! The colours are fantastic, and it looks great on you. Of course, I've had to add this pattern to my never-ending queue now :)

Evelyn said...

Love your choice of colors -- amazingly enough, this pattern is next on my list of new patterns to try! Can't wait to run out and get a couple of new skeins and start. Thanks for sharing this.

danielle said...

This is gorgeous! You have made me want to put all knitting for others aside and knit this for myself. :)

CanarySanctuary said...

Such a lovely cowl! You're totally right about the variegated yarn. That would look great too.

Have fun at the cottage! (don't forget to make a snow angel. I did, just last week. I'd forgotten how fun it is!)

Kara said...

So pretty. I love the subtle colors but the pattern still pops!

yoel said...

So, so pretty! Muted greens are always calming and wonderful. Great job on the colorwork!

Eva said...

Very nice! It looks comfy but elegant :)

Gebreidesjaals said...

Again very beautifull!
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Maryse said...

Hope you feeling better! Your cowl is absolutely gorgeous and I look forward to seeing a version in variagated color! Love your hair too! Wow! I wish mine could look so good! ;-)

Allison said...

This is just gorgeous. I love those greens with your hair color!

artohline said...

Really beautiful! I wouldn't have thought that that kind of pattern could look so elegant, but it really does! Great job!

Hilary said...

What a beautiful cowl! I can see how the little triangles would be addicting. I also love your idea of doing one solid yarn and one variegated. How fun! I hope you're feeling better and had a great time at the cottage!!

soknitpicky said...

Hope that you are fully recovered by now. The cowl is gorgeous and you chose perfect colors. I really do love the idea of a variegated + solid too.