Yes, it’s finished. The ‘Big Herringbone Stitch Cowl’ is complete.
I’ve had enough of Herringbone Stitch for a while but it has been worth it.
Whilst I eventually got quite fast, it was a nightmare to pick up a dropped stitch. Hence there are a couple of little wonky stitches but wrapped around my neck, you’ll not notice.
It took over 30 hours to dry after dunking it in soapy water. So I’ll not be washing it again soon.
Saying that, blocking totally sorted out the wavy casting on and casting off rows.
It is a ‘Purl Soho’ free pattern that I found on Ravelry. This was my first time knitting ‘in the round’, something I’ll definitely be doing again.
This was my inspiration.
Clicking here takes you straight to The Big Herringbone Cowl pattern by Purl Soho on ravelry.
In fact, I would be very happy to work through every one of the Purl Soho designs.
Take a long look here http://www.ravelry.com/designers/purl-soho?page=1 if you are interested.
I used a gorgeous alpaca wool Artesano Aran Alpaca in Violet. It matches my favourite lipstick!
I’ll have to wait for the weather to turn cooler to wear it.
And here is my finished cowl.
It’s that time of year again when it is a nightmare to photograph anything in the daylight.
I will update you with one of me wearing it soon. But you’ll have to wait until a) it is light outside, b) I don’t look completely washed out from a day pouring over construction drawings, c) my daughter is around to take the photo. My OH (born in a previous decade)is hopeless with the iphone camera.
Now I’m looking forward to a few quick turnaround projects before I make a return to my crochet blanket.
Love, Lucie x