Laura Aylor’s newest cowl pattern, Butterscotch, has just been released and if you click on the link, you’ll see there’s a 40% discount through December 14 with the code she has listed on the pattern page. I love this! It’s probably my favorite of the four cowls I’ve made so far.
If you have not made cables before or if you need a little practice on your cables, this is a great project. I love making cables but one one of mine, I realized a couple of rows later that I made a mistake so I dropped those stitches and re-knitted just the messed up area. Next row around, I realized that I had reknitted it wrong again (TV was on, we were talking, I wasn’t paying attention) and in the process of trying to fix it again, I realized I was just making matters worse. I’m terrible at trying to reknit just a small portion of something. Finally, I said . . no one is going to notice so I’m leaving it and now, I can’t even figure out which cable was messed up.
I love that it takes about 450 yards of DK yarn. I used Knit Picks Capra, which isn’t terribly expensive, is “oh so soft” and has cashmere, making Butterscotch with Capra a great gift idea.
I like that it’s not too long to wear single.
I love that it’s long enough to wear doubled.
I love how it looks with a coat. You’ll notice the coat still has a tag on it and I’ve had it three years. Not much coat wearing weather around here.
Or, maybe I should say . . I don’t go out much when it’s cold. We do have cold weather but I usually war a horrible old coat that was Chad’s that he never liked. I like it best because it’s water proof, warm and the sleeves are extra long on me and I don’t have to wear gloves to keep my hands warm. I’m either dealing with chickens or hanging onto a dog/leash so it’s much easier to keep my hands warm in those long, long sleeves, than to wear gloves.
The bottom line is this: We don’t get much cold weather and when we do, I mostly don’t go anywhere to wear something nice though I did wear one of my knitted sweaters when I went to town yesterday!