Saturday, 2 July 2011

blow, blow thou winter wind...

Just finished and unblocked at time of photo.  This is a Patonyle cowl for my bike-riding friend in Christchurch.  I made it longish so that it can be pulled up if she so desires.  If it bunches up, it won't be bulky around her neck.  Facilities at her place come and go according to aftershocks, so the Patonyle is fairly easy care and can be tossed in machine to wash if needed.

I tried a couple of photos  of it on me, but they didn't turn out very well.  My model has let her striped study shawl slip off her shoulder.  I didn't notice till I downloaded the photo.

I have a few children's hats already done and put them away.  I'll send them too and she will give them to social workers working with children after the earth quake.  I didn't want to burden her with distribution but she has said she'll pass them on.

I am being a glutton for punishment.  The cowl is done in knit 2 purl 2 rib and I've moved on to a beanie for my eldest son.  About three years ago, I made him a black alpaca hat with all the lower part in moss stitch.  I made him a slightly different style just before I came here but he's asked  for another just like the first.  I had an order from Bendigo and he picked out grey alpaca.  So off I went again. Knit 1, purl 1 all round on an uneven number of stitches so the moss stitch took little concentration.  I'm almost up to the decreasing which will be done in stocking stitch to make things easy.


Lynne said...

I love the look of moss stitch but it can become tedious after a while!

The cowl looks lovely and warm.

2paw said...

I prefer Miss Stitch to rib, it is flatter and nicer to knit, The cowl is lovely and such a thoughtful gift too. Your model needs a talking to!!!