Friday, 19 August 2011

FO: Cooling Ring of Water

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Pattern: Burning Ring of Fire

Yarn: leftover scraps of Tanis Fiber Arts Aran Weight (Green label)

Needles: 5mm circulars (US8)

Mods: Added Stripes, to use up 4 leftover colours of yarn. I knitted in pattern for 19 rounds, added one row of the new colour, then back to the previous colour for an additional round, then continued in the new colour for 19 rows.

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Notes: This pattern is so fantastic- it's super easy, super fast, and by striping it I could stash-bust some of those random leftover bits of skeins that you get piling up.  This is the perfect little cowl for when the fall arrives, and I think this would make an awesome and quick gift for someone, too.  I love this cowl, and I bet it would look lovely in variegated yarns or even something a little fuzzy. Maybe I'll try a different texture the next time I knit this! A little strand of mohair or angora carried with the yarn would be very cozy in the winter...

 Cooling Ring of Water Cowl

39 comments:

L'Atelier said...

I am totally loving it... first thing i did when i saw your version... check my stash.
Thank you for your kind comments by the way

knitalatte said...

Very pretty and a stash buster? I'm in...
Love the shot with it draped over your shoulders, looks great that way.

Sara said...

Sometimes the simplest knits are just the best! It looks stunning on you and I bet it will be such a versatile accessory to have.

Tanis said...

I love those colours together, your cowl is gorgeous!

nursenikkiknits said...

Such fantastic coulours on you. Gorgeous!

Carmel said...

Julie it's beautiful like everything you create!
I need a few of those :)
Carmel

Noas' Libellule said...

The colours are BEAUTIFUL! So lovely, as you say it seems perfect for the autumn

Evelyn said...

This cowl is the perfect accessory! I love how you used colors that really showed both the design of the cowl and the beauty of TFA yarns.

ifandany said...

oooh, it's so pretty! i lurve it! love that it's a good little stash-buster, especially for those luxe yarns where you really really can't get rid of the partial skeins because they are too pretty.

Jennifer said...

gorgeous! both you and the cowl :) love the colors so much!

Jane Richmond said...

It's gorgeous Julie, love the colour changes!

Allison said...

Beautiful FO with nice mods! The colors look lovely on you.

Jacey said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I absolutely love this.

Reckless Glue said...

what a great idea, I totally need to stash-bust this way!

Susan said...

I love this on you! The colors are fabulous with your coloring, too.

maLinka said...
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maLinka said...

I did discover your awesome blog today and I just have to say that you make very beautiful things! I'm so inpired and will continue to visit here on a regular basis :-)

/maLinka from Sweden

Voie de Vie said...

That is a beautiful way to use up leftovers! Great color combo.

And I agree about trying a different texture next time - I'd be up for a strand of kid silk carried throughout. Very cozy for fall. :)

1funkyknitwit said...

Julie I adore the colours together - so calming! ..and typically you look gorgeous ! :D

A terrific accessory.

Jessica! said...

This is a great way to get rid of those leftover bits in my stash! And it looks amazing. :)

Kasia said...

It looks stunning! So in love with these colors....

Laura said...

Gorgeous! Love the different colors. So simple and lovely.

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Michele said...

Very pretty! I love the color combinations - they all work well together. And the style of the cowl is perfect.

Maryse said...

I love the blend of colors! It also looks great on you!

Clumsy Knitter said...

So, so cute! I've been meaning to knit some sort of cowl/capelet for a while, especially after seeing the video you made of them. I may have to cast on soon!

margaux said...

that looks great! love it!!

juicyknits said...

I love the way you did the striping. A brilliant idea!

Hilary said...

This is really beautiful! It looks so neat how you're wearing it as a capelet in the photos below.

Cassy said...

Lovely piece. Excellent chosen colors.

Yarny Days said...

Just gorgeous. Those colors were made for you.

Kristen said...

Just love it..the name, the color, the pictures...all beautiful.

Isabelle said...

Oooh, this is truly lovely! I love the shades you chose as well. What a winner!

kathy b said...

just beautiful...I never wanted one until now!!!

mikka said...

so beautiful! I love the colors together - what a great way to use up all your extra yarn :)

CanarySanctuary said...

Fantastic! I love the beautiful simplicity.

Katarzyna said...

I really like to look on your staff

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