Thursday, February 02, 2017

Smoke Around The Throat

It started out a bit fiddly and on size 5 16" circs. There was no way that cowl was going to fit around a regular adult noggin and not end up choking the life out of the person receiving it. So, I upped the circs to 24" and was much happier with it.

I am just delighted with the Vikkel braids ("horizontal knitting" or Estonian braid knitting) on it. And the lace panel wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be; I could easily read the yarn to see where I messed up on it and it was quick to show you when you messed up a row.

I didn't like the gathers on the one edge, so I finished with the the stockinette and Vikkel braid combination.

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Overall, I'm quite pleased with the project. And the yarn is so deliciously soft. I'm pretty sure my "adopted" daughter will enjoy it.

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Down and dirty details

US 5 - 3.75 mm

The Fibre Co. Road to China Light

How much?
2 skeins = 318.0 yards (290.8 meters), 100 grams


Purchased at
Yarn Junction Co in West Des Moines, Iowa