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Big Herringbone Cowl {Finished} Hurrah!

April 19, 2011

Took over 3 weeks to complete but here it is my nice new Big Herringbone Cowl, pattern found over at Purlbee {i’m slowly working my way through lots of their patterns and makes!}

It was quite a tricky stitch at first, Herringbone, but once you get into the flow it’s all good. Only problem is knitting on the round and on such big needles gave me some serious hand cramping, making it a bit of a slow project but i’m pretty chuffed with how it’s turned out {only one mistake}. It feels kind of strange that we are preparing for scarfs and knits over here while everyone in the UK is enjoying springtime….

In case you’re wondering, i knitted this on 12mm round needles with Debbie Bliss Cashmarino Aran in colour 300010 which was roughly a 10 ply wool, it’s incredibly soft and this particular stitch drapes beautifully, can’t wait to try it out!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Yvette permalink
    April 26, 2011 2:13 pm

    Well done hon, looks gorgeous! Perfect colour.

  2. Fiona permalink
    February 20, 2012 11:18 am

    Lucky you, it looks wonderful. I am trying to knit one too, but it looks the same on both sides. Have had about 3 goes already. Help

    • louiserastall permalink*
      February 21, 2012 1:46 pm

      Hi Fiona, i’m certainly not a knitting expert and remember having to stop and start this a few times myself! What does your stitch look like? You have to remember that you are knitting 2 stitches together and round one is knitting those stitches as you would normally with a knit stitch but round 2 is knitting through the back loop. Maybe this video will help? http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/knit-through-the-back-loop-continental
      This is what gives you the herringbone look. Let me know how you go!

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