One of my friends is going to NY City to visit her sister and her husband. I was invited to go, but other financial commitments (ahem, a sick cat) has prevented me from going; this has made me very sad because it was going to be a Sex in the City sort of weekend (minus the sex, hehe). In other words, a girls weekend in New York City.
When you live in Florida, you tend to get rid of your warm weather clothing a little bit each season. It comes to a point where you barely own a jacket. As a "Sorry-I-Can't-Go-But-Thanks-For-Asking-Me" gift, I thought I would knit up a snuggly cowl for her to wear while she is up in NY.
The pattern comes from the Knit Simple Holiday 2011 issue designed by Vickie Howell. I then chose chunky baby yarn. Never underestimate the greatness of baby yarn! I chose Patons Beehive Baby Chunky in a light green called Quicker Clover (70% Acrylic/30% Nylon).
I used size 10 straight knitting needles and about 1.25 balls of yarn. I knitted several rows of a k2, p2 ribbing to start.
Then I started to cable. I had never done a cable quite like this and I thought something was wrong at first, but once you do a few, it starts to look very nice.
Here is a close-up of the cabling:
The pattern instructs you to either sew adornments on the folded cowl or make buttonholes and sew buttons on. I chose the button route.
I chose some nice bling buttons for the NY girl in her. I situated the cowl and figured out the placement of the buttons and sewed them on.
I buttoned it up and it is complete!
I had to try it on and test drive it for a bit while watching TV. In the words of TV Guide: I Cheer it!
This should keep her warm as she sees the sights with her sister...Have fun, Cathy!
I thought this came out so nice that knitted up a second one to give to another friend for her birthday. I chose black bling buttons for her. Happy Birthday, Kj!
Send me pics of you guys wearing them...I'll post the pics!