stained glass cowl by Sheep & Shawl
Family,  Gift Knitting,  Hats & Scarves,  Knitting

{Stained Glass Cowl}

I have tried to resist being a monogamous knitter. Often I wonder if I would accomplish more knitting if I worked on more projects. Looking at my list of WIPs would probably answer my own question.

Currently, the list of projects includes:

  • two pairs of plain vanilla socks (both suffering from second sock syndrome)
  • one broken rib hat
  • one Mystery Advent KAL

So it would seem that working on more than one project at a time doesn’t quite work for me. I suppose it’s best to know one’s limitations.

Stained Glass Cowl Close Up

Over the past week, I’ve been focusing on one knit in particular: the Stained Glass Cowl. My mother, who is notoriously hard to shop for, usually gets something handknit from me for Christmas. Lots of socks have been given over the years, but this year I opted for something different.

During the 2019 I-91 Shop Hop, we stopped in Sheep and Shawl in Deerfield, MA. Like other shops, they had a pattern available and plenty of kits to choose from for the pattern. As soon as I saw it, I knew the pattern and the colors were things my mother would like.

This FO makes me happy for so many reasons. I have never enjoyed colorwork, for one. It’s always extremely fiddly and I have tremors which sometimes makes holding more than one strand of yarn difficult. This was a very easy way to incorporate a lot of color into a project.

It also knit up very quickly. Much of this is car knitting while waiting for my daughter at school, at the gym, and at youth group. And, in the past few days, it was Vlogmas knitting, as well.

The Specifics:

Pattern: Stained Glass Cowl (not yet on Ravelry) from Sheep & Shawl, S. Deerfield, MA
Yarn: The Alpaca Yarn Co. Classic Alpaca Tweed in No. 404 (Stonehenge), No. 2295 (Lady MacBeth), No. 2230 (Saltire), and No. 2219 (MacKenzie’s Jig).
Needle Size: US6/4mm

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