they come back from January, or early February... you might remember a few pics of the neck warmer from a collage I made back then.
I used size 17 needles (BIG!) and 2 strands held together of Vintage Chunky (what a surprise, ha?) held together... actually I was looking what to make with a skein of that color that we had bought last year in May when we went to visit Rochester... I sill haven't found a project to do with the magenta color...
Anyway, the cowl is nice, thick and chunky and very warm... and it ended up needing another ball!!! luckily my adored yarn store had it.... I added some buttons and voilá.
When I tried to follow the instructions on said Portuguese blog, I had a very different stitch... and the main reason was that the cris-cross look requires the crossing of stitches of course, but also to do so alternating a row of knit and a row of purl.
The Portuguese was only doing the knit rows... which looked interesting but it wasn't what I wanted. So when I finished with that one, I made another cowl... with Debbie Bliss Cash merino Aran, that it's a dream, light, super soft and warm... lo.ve.ly!!!
Here's a close up of the texture!
Tara Murray. I LOOOOVE her patterns... she writes them clearly and for hats usually for all sizes, from new-born to adult.
And they are always fun and lovely...
I wasn't sure at the beginning and I didn't know if to continue or rip it out... I'm glad I did and I think the orange bottom adds a nice touch to it. I didn't make the bottom band either.
Other than that I love it!
See you soon!