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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Finished: Cowl

Community theater is done for the summer, but it always holds a special place in my knitting life. Knitting during play rehearsals can be tricky - it needs to be something that won't get finished too quickly, but I also need to be able to put it down in the middle of a row if I need to.

Recently my good friend Annika released Olympic Boulevard, and I immediately wanted to cast on. So I downloaded the pattern to my phone, grabbed a skein of yarn from my stash, and headed over to play rehearsal. But as I sat winding the yarn into a ball, I realized that what I thought was a variegated skein was actually a self-striping gradient! I love a gradient, but I hate letting any of the color progression go to waste, so I knew a hat wasn't going to work. HOWEVER, if I knit a cowl, I could keep going until all the gradient had been knit up! So that's what I did.

This is just a stockinette tube with eight rounds of k1p1 ribbing at the bottom and the top. I'm really pleased with how it came out, and I absolutely love the gradient with the darker stripes in it. I still need to dig around in my stash for a better yarn for Olympic Boulevard, but, knowing my stash, I'm sure I'll find something.

Ravelry Page: Cowl
Pattern: from my head
Yarn: ModeKnit Yarn ModeWerk DK "Night Cirus"

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  1. Lovely! I love those kinds of projects--I make a lot of cowls like that for myself, and I always think: I should make these more complicated, but honestly, I wear them a ton, and the fast stitches means I get them done quickly!