gentille cowl #2: ta-da!

This yarn is amazing, even the pooling looks great in the finished project!

gentille cowl number 2

After blocking the fabric is lightweight and airy:

gentille cowl number 2

If you want to make one, the pattern costs money but I think it’s worth it, and it can be purchased and downloaded here.

Yarn: KnitPicks Hawthorne in Alberta Arts (1 skein makes 4 repetitions of the pattern)

Needles: US 4 (3.50mm)

gentille cowl number 2


The pattern works up quickly (this took me about 3 days to complete, not counting the blocking/drying), and it is easy to remember, even the lace part!

gentille cowl number 2


Here’s a closeup of the garter stitch so you can see the beautiful colors in this yarn:

gentille cowl number 2


What a lovely  colorway, and a great pattern!  I might just make another…

gentille cowl number 2


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back soon, most likely with some crochet!


gentille #2: blocking!

Already!  Even though this is a fingering weight yarn this pattern seems to fly by!  I love it!  Here it is pre-wetting:

gentille cowl pre-blocking

I decided to block before grafting the edges together so that I can lay the whole thing flat without having multiple layers of fabric.

gentille blocking

The color is hard to get right seeing as how these photos were taken at night in a room with halogen lightbulbs (not to mention the yarn was wet).  It’s not quite this green, but you can see the lace pattern nicely here:


Someday I’ll do this in a solid color, but I love this KnitPicks yarn so much and it really looks neat; the colors pooled nicely like they did in my first Gentille cowl.  Once it’s dry and stitched up I’ll share the finished product!

Thanks for stopping by, that’s all for today!  See you soon!

gentille cowl #2: begin!

I love my first Gentille Cowl so much, I had to make another with another lovely yarn (in fact, the same yarn, just a different colorway)!  The pattern costs but it’s worth it.  I’ll probably make more of these in the future (I’d like to try one in a solid yarn, since it would define the lace better).

Gentille Cowl beginnings

I love these KnitPicks Hawthorne yarns.  Can’t wait to try the DK weight (or is it sport weight?  I can’t remember… well, I’ll be anxious to try it either way)!

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

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