finished The Northern Loop cowl

northernloopfinishedI love it!  It’s made with 2 full skeins of KnitPicks Billow in the shade Lichen and size 10.5 straight needles.  It includes a provisional cast on and a three needle bind of.  This was my first three needle bind off ever:

northernloopthreeneedlebindoffI think it turned out fine!  There’s a bit of a bump where I weaved in the ends at the spot where I changed from one skein to the other:

northernloopedgeBut it’s not too noticeable, especially when you have it on.  The two skeins gave me about 50 inches of cowl, and the yarn is SUPER SOFT.  I think the thick and thin bits make the cowl look somehow more handmade and maybe a little “rustic.”  Not sure if that’s the right word… What do you think?  Click here for the Ravelry page (the pattern is free).

Now there are only 4 WIPs left to finish.  I would like to finish one or two before moving on and starting something new, although I have lots of things I want to start now!  Do you find yourself with multitudes of WIPs, or are you a one-project-at-a-time kind of gal?

That’s all for today, I think.  I do have a crochet WIP to share but it can wait until it’s a bit further along.  I hope you have a wonderful day/night, and thanks for stopping by!




  1. This looks lovely. So soft and such a great colour. There’s always a bright side to cooler weather!


  2. The colour is gorgeous, very versatile and bright without being too loud. Thanks for the link to the pattern, thats another on the to do list! I wish I was a one project at a time but alas like the majority of our fellow crafters I am always to eager to start something new therefore always have a small pile of things to finish.


  3. nicolaknits says:

    Heard lots about Billow, guess I’m going to have to order some soon! I have three WIPS but one is an all-year thing – a temperature scarf that has one garter ridge for each day. The other is a portable pair of socks. And the third is a coat that for some reason I am avoiding! So in fact not much knitting happening around here! Love your cowl.


    • Thank you! I’ve heard of those all year scarves, but I hadn’t specifically seen a temperature one! I’ve seen one that’s the colors of blue of the sky. I bet yours is gorgeous!!!


  4. Your cowl is fabulous and I love the color! Looks so warm and snuggly 🙂


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