Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Everyone loves a good trilogy

It's still quite cold here in Chicago, so I'm really glad I finally finished the last pattern in my Nest Egg series - a cowl to coordinate with the hat and fingerless gloves featuring the same cable pattern.  This cowl is so warm!  I've made a few cowls over the last year or so, and I always liked the way they turned out, but their either a) didn't cover enough of my neck or b) let the wind through the fabric because they had a lace pattern on them.  I know, I know - that last one I should have seen coming!  But sometimes, it's easy to get blindsided by how cool something looks that the practicality gets thrown right out the window.

Practicality is, of course, very important when you're readying yourself for another Chicago winter - or waiting for one to finally throw in the towel! With that in mind, I created this extra-warm cabled cowl which is knit flat and cozily overlaps around the neck, secured with two buttons.

Just the facts, ma'am:

Pattern:  Nest Egg Cowl by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter, $6
Yarn:  1 skein Malabrigo Rios - shown in 'Solis'
Needles:  US #7 straights or circulars

Other supplies:   cable needle, 2 removable stitch markers, several regular stitch markers, two buttons (mine are from Soutache in Bucktown), sewing needle & thread. 

Cable pattern is charted.

I posted a coupon on Twitter Tuesday night (hint:  I do that fairly frequently, so mayhaps you should give me a follow!) for $4 off the Nest Egg Trilogy.  Since I like you so much, I'll let you in on the secret password for check-out:  APRILSNOW.

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