Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Claudia Cowl

Remember the yarn I got at the Christmas party exchange with my knit group?
I did finish the cowl I started on New Years.  And, I did get around to blocking it.
Finally found some time to photograph it to show you.
Here it is....ta da....


It's inspired by the Claudia Scarf that I made last Fall.
I chained 105 and crocheted a similar pattern in the round.
When I felt it was about half as long as I'd like (15 rows), I started crocheting with the other end of the skein from my base row, going the opposite direction.  That way, it has points on both ends.
I also weighed it before I started and checked periodically to be sure I'd have an equal amount for the other side.  I tried crocheting a fancy edge but I think it looks better without it.


I washed it and blocked it.  It's so small compared to the shawls I've made so blocking was easy!
The finished size is 10" wide (tube) by about 12 1/2" long.  It's perfect!  I love it!


This Inner Yarn Zen yarn is super soft and I absolutely love the blues in it.


I haven't had a chance to wear it yet.  Weather seems to be a lot more like Summer than Winter.
The weather forecasters are hopeful that a change is coming and that we might even get rain.
I'm doubtful though.  We haven't even had a whole inch of rain yet this season.  We're about 
seven inches short of normal for this time.  We're keeping our fingers crossed!
At the very least, temps are expected to drop and I might be able to wear my new cowl this weekend.

22 comments:

Cindie said...

Very nice! I hope you get to wear it soon.

Michelle said...

A great cowl and I like the colors you used!

CatieAn said...

what a beautiful scarf!

September Violets said...

This is so pretty! I love the varying shades of blues, and the points add a nice touch. I'll send a little arctic air along with this comment for you so you'll have an excuse to wear it ;) Wendy x

Lenora said...

Fabulous! It looks like you.

Delighted Hands said...

Very pretty! Excellent use of this yarn! It's raining here now...this is our dry season but we h ave been stealing all your rain! Sorry!

Art and Sand said...

So pretty.

I would love to see it on you.

Sarah and Dan said...

SO much nicer-looking than some strange ones I've seen at Christmas bazaars. Yours if full and for the modern-day lady!

Teresa Kasner said...

WOW.. that is one of the prettiest cowls I've ever seen! Bravo! Maybe you could show a photo of you wearing it! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Very pretty! It really makes me want to try some patterns. I have never tried a pattern before! I know all the stitches though, but I'm still too intimidated.

Sandra said...

gorgeous. And I'll trade your -7 inches of rain for our +40 inches of snow... I get that we're in Canada and should be okay with this, and I DO like snow, but enough already...

Quinn said...

Perfect pattern for that yarn! Very pretty :)

kathyinozarks said...

It is very lovely

Susan said...

That is just gorgeous!

benita said...

I does look more summer than winter - nice a cool looking. Very pretty!

Mereknits said...

I love it, great color and pattern. It is perfect.
Hugs,
Meredith

Acornbud said...

Very pretty! Love the way the yarn worked up.

Acornbud said...

Very pretty! Love the way the yarn worked up.

knitalatte said...

Love this cowl, the color is just gorgeous.
Thanks for stopping by knitalatte during this years gyb party. So glad to hear you still love your hat from last years giveaway.
Hugs,
Karen

Bead and Needle said...

BEAUTIFUL cowl...glad it's still cold enough to get to wear it right now!

Wendy said...

that's beautiful! Gorgeous colour and pattern

judith said...

Great idea! I have just the right yarn for this!