Monday, May 14, 2012

World's Biggest Scowl

I'm still convinced that this whole scarf/cowl combo needs to be commonly referred to as a scowl. I'm probably alone on that one, but at any rate, I have finished my second Zuzu's Petals.  As you can see, it got a little out of control:

That tiny cowl is the first Zuzu's Petals I knit (using US #4 needles and a skein of Finito for a closer fit, i.e. more cowl than scarf), which I've included it for scale.  What happened with Zuzu the Second, you ask?  I'm not sure how this is possible, but I used the wrong needle size.  Like, REALLY wrong.  Four sizes too large wrong, in fact.  It puzzles me that I didn't think at any point "hey, these needles are awfully big!"  Actually, I think think that a few times, but instead opted to knit away blissfully.  Go figure.

So, long story short, kids:  6mm needles and US #6 needles are NOT one in the same.  I do, however, like the finished product - it's probably the closest thing to a poncho I'll ever make.  Now if I can just figure out what to call it a sconcho or a scowl?!

Pattern: Zuzu's Petals
Yarn: MadelineTosh Sport in Cousteau

1 comment:

  1. Love it! and I vote scowl, sconcho is just to hard to say :)