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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Knitted Cowl

My husband has a gift for gifts. I'm starting to get a bit worried he can read minds. I'm fairly sure he doesn't sparkle in sunlight or thirst for my blood, but the mind reading--I have my doubts.

I am the opposite. I wander around stores and have no clue what to get anyone. I prefer to give hand made gifts, but that is tricky. You generally have to know someone really well to know if they will appreciate a hand-made gift.

So, when I wanted to get a friend a gift this week for her birthday, I was hoping that she would like this knitted cowl.




Yeah, I wore it. But only for a second to sew the buttons on the right place and to take these pictures. I used this awesome pattern, and I want to make myself one for sure. I have a thing for cowls. It knitted up quickly, probably six or seven hours and it was easy to follow (if  you've never tried cables, this would be an easy first project). I adore the cables and the seed stitch in the middle.

I think it was a success as a gift. I adore my friend, so I hope she feels that every time she wears it.

(Update: the site where I got the pattern appears to have been taken down, and I can't find a link to the pattern anywhere. Bummer. Raverly.com has some similar patterns if you're on the hunt for one.)
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