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Friday, August 14, 2015
FO Friday: Reeds and Rushes Cowl
It's been quite a while since I finished the Reeds and Rushes Cowl - as in, just over a month! I'm not sure how this slipped past the FO Friday radar, but at long last, here is one of my most recent FOs using handspun yarn:
I ended up making my cowl a little bigger than the original pattern calls for - measured flat, mine is 11.5"x7". To do this, I went up a few needle sizes and added several more pattern repeats before unzipping my provisional cast-on and grafting the cowl closed.
I really love how the stitch pattern and yarn look together, though I think that I would add more of a garter stitch border at the top and the bottom if I were to knit this design again.
The pattern is available for free here on Ravelry, and I used some of my handspun yarn which you can read more about here.