Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FO: Salt Creek Hat & Cowl

Well, it's probably about time that I show you all Anemone's birthday present. I gave it to her while we were in the cities for her birthday weekend, and we grabbed pictures outside of a Caribou Coffee just before heading back home.


I made Salt Creek and Salt Creek Cowl as a matched set. I just love the little cables and garter stitch, and Anemone likes well-matched, put together ensembles, so it seemed like a perfect idea. The yarn is once again the sadly discontinued Reynolds Soft Sea Wool, grabbed from the back room at Athena Fibers, and I'm pretty sure this is the last batch I'll ever get my hands on, unless Reynolds brings it back. Anemone was with me to pick out the color, but she knew nothing else about her present until I actually gave it to her.


The only hiccup was my own failure to read the pattern correctly, and I threw in an extra cable repeat at the first edge of the cowl. I thought it would be fine and carried on, but ultimately it would have thrown off the proportions too much-the cowl would have needed to be two or three inches longer to make up for it aesthetically, and that would have made the cowl almost too long to be really useful for this sort of middle weather we're in now.

I am very pleased with how these came out, and Anemone loves them as well.


Ravelry Pages: Anemone Bday Hat & Anemone Bday Cowl
Patterns: Salt Creek & Salt Creek Cowl, by Cory Ellen Boberg
Yarn: Reynolds Soft Sea Wool, "Light Blue"


10 comments:

  1. oh wow this is a lovely set! i like the cable details (: and the hat looks like the perfect type of fit

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    1. Thanks! The hat really does fit her perfectly, and it's not too slouchy (which she likes).

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  2. I really (r-e-a-l-l-y!!!) love that hat pattern! off to fav it!!!!

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  3. Those look great! Nice job :)

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  4. beautiful hat and cowl set :) Lovely color!

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    1. Thanks! It's one of her favorite colors, so I know these will get worn a lot :)

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  5. These came out beautifully! I love them done up as a set, and that color is perfect on her. Thanks for the pattern love! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'd been wanting to do them as a set for a while. Funny story about the color, we were in the yarn store and I held up the yarn and asked her if she'd like it, and she said, "I don't know what do you think?" I didn't know how to respond until the shop owner pointed out it was the same color as Anemone's sweater that day!

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