Knitted cowl

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Knitted cowl

Post: #232078 Susie
Mon May 16, 2011 4:20 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/uselessbea ... otostream#

(Sorry you have to click a link - I'm on an old browser so flickr won't give me the code to embed).

This is my profoundly unimpressive cowl - I know it's not wonderful but I'm really proud of it. I knitted it using the stranded colourwork technique, and all my books give instructions for this in a way that I can't do, so I had to work out a different way with the help of nice people on my blog and Ravelry. I'm so pleased to be able to knit colourful patterns FINALLY! I've got my eye on colourful scandinavian-type mittens but I'm doing handwarmers next and working up to it ;-).
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Re: Knitted cowl

Post: #232086 julie_lanteri
Mon May 16, 2011 5:22 pm

really nice work Susie! I'd visited your blog before (probably from ravelry or burdastyle?)
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Re: Knitted cowl

Post: #232143 Keaniebean
Tue May 17, 2011 9:04 am

That's lovely Susie, and as a non knitter it's VERY impressive. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #232153 Susie
Tue May 17, 2011 10:18 am

Thank you both! :icon_smile:

I'm so pleased with it I've gone wild and blocked it. I never do that ;-).

Eagerly waiting for my 3mm needles to come so I can start my handwarmers. Come on Mr Postman!
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Post: #232170 Keaniebean
Tue May 17, 2011 11:32 am

Nope, lost you there Susie, isn't blocking something you do in boxing or such sports. :lol:
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Re: Knitted cowl

Post: #232515 MuddyWitch
Thu May 19, 2011 11:49 am

As a keen knitter it's still impressive! ('cos we knitters know the patience it took!)

Well done you, I look farward to seeing the rest...hurry up Mr Postman!

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Post: #232519 becks77
Thu May 19, 2011 12:16 pm

Really lovey.
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Re: Knitted cowl

Post: #232527 chickenchargrill
Thu May 19, 2011 12:40 pm

That's fab! Totally beyond my current knitting level :lol:

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Re: Knitted cowl

Post: #232545 bonniethomas06
Thu May 19, 2011 3:10 pm

I saw this on your blog Susie and I LOVE it.

In fact I am very very close to starting to knit something myself that isn't a ribbed (if I am feeling technical) scarf, every time I read your blog I get the urge to have another go.

Have you got any suggestions what a technically impared beginner could have a go at ?
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Re: Knitted cowl

Post: #232677 Susie
Fri May 20, 2011 5:48 pm

Thank you! :mrgreen:

Bonnie, I can feel you coming over to the woolly dark side :lol: . These are my suggestions, I don't know if these are helpful or not so feel free to ignore! First, are you on ravelry? If not I really recommend it because there are thousands of patterns and lots of them are free. Also I have always found www.knitty.com patterns to be good, and they give them a grade in terms of difficulty. If you're a beginner, I would say the thing to avoid to start with is things where gauge is crucial, because that way you can knit away without worrying whether or not it will be usable.

Cowls are good, and good for getting in to circular knitting - I saw this one earlier, this would be dead easy. (You could also knit it on straight needles if you preferred).
Dishcloths are quick and useful and fun for trying out new techniques - this one looks really nice when it's knitted. These ones are really quick,
Fingerless mittens are great for learning to knit on double pointed needles - these are the ones I learnt on, easy-ish and don't take much wool!

Tell me what kinds of things you're interested in knitting and I'll think of patterns. Also if you go on ravelry, I'm Susie99 on there and you're very welcome to go through my favourite patterns because I'm sure there are some things in there that might be suitable x
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Re: Knitted cowl

Post: #232684 snapdragon
Fri May 20, 2011 6:53 pm

chickenchargrill wrote:That's fab! Totally beyond my current knitting level :lol:

and mine :icon_smile: that really is super, :cheers:
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