for putting out a request for test knitters and for taking me on board to do just that.
It has been many months since I picked up my knitting needles and there are reasons for not doing so. So many that I thought a wee list could be useful to me to remind me to get my hat on and get knitting.
and as I said it has been summer.
The Kloss Cowl test knit was a nice easy piece to knit and the pattern has an easy rhythm to it so once the first 12 rows after the rib were completed it flowed on easily with the marker being a reminder for colour changes.
Here is the link to the Kloss Cowl pattern by Angelia Robinson in her Ravelry store. It is a perfect pattern to be very creative with stash yarns, and it is an easy fun knit.
This cowl below is my test knit. I haven’t blocked it as I do like the texture and motion of it unblocked. But that is just my taste.
I have not used slip stitches in my own colour work knitting at all so I was just a bit curious about how it would work and I do like it. So just maybe I will incorporate slip stitches in my own work. You will just have to wait and see.
Knitted a black all over cabled cowl and then the same cable stitch separated by the k3 p3 rib.
So will this Ocean Waves shawlette.
Garter stitch and feather and fan created with Regia Lace yarn from Germany.
Sand Dunes Connie Cowl
Stoney Rivers scarf / cowl / hood
and my Forest scarf/shawlette
Yarn is Anny Blatt Fine kid made in France, the colour is Foret – which means forest in French, but you knew that already I am sure.
I have created another wee capelet or small poncho using this stitch knitted in the round of course. It is so easy – a pattern over 6 stitches k2, YON, k2, K2tog. Perfect.
I decided to see what would happen if I knitted the stitch on 2 needles flat instead of “in the round” and the result is quite pleasing. I knitted my sample over 28 stitches, with a 2 stitch selvedge.
Slip 1 k1 “k2, YON, k2, k2tog” repeat to last 2 stitches k2
Slip 1 p1 “p2tog, p2, YON, p2” repeat to last 2 stitches p1, k1.
It has a gracious curve to the right and the selvedges don’t curl – would be great for a scarf or shawl.
I like that a scarf or shawl knitted in Estonian Slanted Rib will be reversible as the wrong side looks very different but doesn’t look wrong – it is an interesting ribbed ridge for want of a better term.
I have been prodded a little but quite gently by Kristin. She asked about a Cowl/poncho/wimple or oversized cowl that can be worn over the shoulders like a poncho pattern that I was working on. Yes I did create the cowl pattern but didn’t extend it to the poncho. Cowl – pattern to come
I did explore the wimple and the cowl and the neck warmers and all the other names for it that I could come up with but didn’t create the pattern and that was in 2010.
Thank you for asking Kristin. Life has been so hectic these past 4 years so that keeping track of my pattern promises has not been very good. Hectic as we moved countries and hemispheres, we have retired to a steep windy property and are developing an orchard and vege garden of a reasonable size. We have 2 grandchildren living next door as well. So life is hectic and it is sweet. I am knitting all the time – well all the spare time, but haven’t been working hard on the patterns.
I am going to say that I am on to it – and I am I really am. Thank you Kristin.
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