Classic Cowl: ta-da!

Purl Soho’s Classic Cowl is a fun pattern to make, and it both looks and feels really neat!

Classic Cowl on Not Your Average Crochet

That’s it folded in half.  It measures 52″ in circumference instead of the expected 60″ (I swear I cast on the right number of stitches — my gauge must have just been tight or something), and I saved enough yarn to make a hat by making it 8″ tall instead of 12″ tall.

Classic Cowl on Not Your Average Crochet

The “fluffy brioche stitch” is really cool and looks even more so in real life!  And the Purl Soho Worsted Twist yarn (100% merino) in Otter Brown is really pretty, although it was hard to get the brown to look accurate without making the backgrounds yellow, so yellow backgrounds it is.

Classic Cowl on Not Your Average Crochet

This is #9 of my 25 projects goal for 2016, so I’d say I’m moving right along!

I’m planning some crochet soon, so check back for that, and thanks for stopping by today!

Classic Cowl: begin!

Couldn’t resist the urge to start something new, and I’ve been eyeing Purl Soho’s Classic Cowl pattern for some time now.  There were already 4 skeins of the required yarn in my stash (Purl Soho Worsted Twist in Otter Brown), so I got started on Monday.

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I don’t know much about brioche knitting but the texture of this “fluffy brioche stitch” is awesome; I think it will be super warm and cushy!  The yarn is really soft, too, and enjoyable to use.  Here’s a closeup of the stitches (although it’s still hard to really see the texture as clearly as you can in real life):

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For some reason my ribbing is slightly slanted, but that should be fixed with a light blocking.  I might not use all 4 balls of yarn, though — it would be cool to save some for another project and I think even just 2 balls would make a very adequate cowl.

Well, that’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!

***Edit: and somebody asked to see the whole mandala ottoman cover from my last post, so here it is:

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