Friday, January 27, 2012

Be Careful Not to Twist Stitches

Most people, when they are learning to knit, pay attention to the instructions. Not me, I learned the basic knitting stitches as a child and am re-learning all over again. I made one honey cowl and decided to make another, longer version, with a bunch of leftover
Manos del Uruguay yarn.
I had all sorts of colors from when I made a bunch of slippers last year.

So I decided to practice the pattern a little more and make a nice, cozy wool cowl.
It's 79'F here today, so a wool cowl is not really what I need, but I am going somewhere cold next week, 
so I hope to wear it there.
So half-way through the making of this cowl I noticed it seemed a bit twisted.
Duh! That's what the pattern meant when it said,
"Be careful not to twist stitches".
Well, I sure wasn't going to rip out the whole thing so I just kept knitting.
Here's is the final result.
A cowl that is not twisted once, but twice!
But, you know what? I rather like it. 
Once you put it on and wrap it around to keep your neck warm, 
no one can tell that it is made wrong.

I love the colors all together. 
So allow me to introduce to you
THE TWISTED COWL
pattern available upon request
Just kidding.





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19 comments:

LuLu said...

Diane, I've seen a bunch of these honey cowl's and I think I like yours the best! It has more body and the colors are so fun!

Cindy said...

A mobius scarf?!

Katy Cameron said...

Hell, infinity scarves are all the rage, yours just has an extra twist ;o)

Leanne said...

It is beautiful! Not quite a mobius, there is a method to do that on purpose, but I totally agree once it is on it is just right.

Tiara said...

I'm not a knitter but I like it better twisted, looks great on

Geri Centonze said...

Love the colors - I like the twisting too!

Patchwork and Play said...

Good for you! No one would know it wasn't unintentionally twisted!

Dianne Neale said...

Love the colours in this. I used to make a little cowl, in finer fabric for summer. It was knit in a straight piece, then sewed together with a twist in it. So your's is exactly how it should be!

Flying Blind... said...

Both it, and you look lovely x

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I agree with Hadley. The cowl and you are lovely!

JillsyGirl said...

I love it!!

Annabella said...

I think you may just have invented something there. It`s gorgeous (as are you *wink*) and I love the colours and the fact it is Uruguayan (sp?) yarn makes it more lovely. Need I go on? Super cute slippers BTW. What size feet do you have?

Helen in Switzerland said...

You're absolutely right - nobody would EVER know! Fun colours too! I'm very envious of your 79 degrees.....sigh...it'll be half a year before we see those sort of temperatures again....here it's gloomy and snowy and wet and DREARY! No, Switzerland isn't always chocolate box perfect!!

quilt happy said...

sounds like something i would do but u can't tell and it is beautiful.

susan said...

I think it looks made right!

Dayna said...

I think it's perfect! Love it!

Fiona said...

Love your scarf! I think the double twist looks great!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It does look great and you now know that even if someone uses the same yarn and colors, you will still have a unique scarf. :)

elena nuez said...

these are soooooo cute!!!!