There are many reasons I decided to knit this cowl.
Support my friend Sara by knitting her pattern.
Support another friend by using SpaceCadet Yarn.
Have a clue what was happening with the KAL that SpaceCadet hosted on our Ravelry group, since I’m a mod over there.
Learn a new technique (that’s always a good idea!)
I had taken Sara’s pictures for her submission to Knitty, and I’ll admit that those are much better than the two I snapped of my finished cowl before it went off to live in the SpaceCadet samples bin.
Double knitting is a cool technique. It yields a two-sided tube that is identical on both sides in the way a negative is identical to the photographic print it creates (Yep. I’m old. I used to develop/print my own pictures!) I had a few hiccups on the “inside” of the cowl. Once I figured it out and had hit the halfway point of the project, I was ready to be done. But I persevered, and finished it anyway.
Yay, learning a new technique! I doubt I’ll run to double knitting any time soon, but hey, now I know how to do it!
Love Actually Cowl
Pattern: Love Actually is All Around by Sara Bench
Yarn: SpaceCadet Creations Astrid
Colors: Heartbeat and Torment (both were Poor Plutos, having small flaws)
Amount: One skein of each
Needles: US 8
Started: 15 February 2013
Finished: 9 May 2013
Mods: HAHAHAHAhahahaha … No mods. Just mistakes!