Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BEACH BREAK COWL

Hey Everyone....hope all is well?  I have been busy designing a couple of things.  The one I am talking about today is a new Cowl Pattern.  I was really stuck on what to call her, so I called upon a dear friend to name her.  She came up with Beach Break Cowl.  The pattern reminded her of the lines that are left in the sand when the waves go in and out.  I thought that sounded pretty good soooooo....Beach Break it is.
Here she is:




I am really pleased with how it turned out.  This one may be my go to when making gifts....Hmmmmm....perhaps I shouldn't mention that here.......eyes will be watching!  Anyways.....I really love how the rib pattern is virtually reversible.  It is so nice that it is the type of cowl that when it lays it doesn't matter which side you see....they look almost identical.  Gotta love that.  I love how the ribs make it so textural as well.  And....it's really not that hard to make.  If you can Knit and Purl, you can do this quite easily.  It is a great project for lugging about, watching Tv or doing while at the rink.  The pattern is very easy to memorize too.  There is no seaming involved as it is knit in the round.
The yarn I used was Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool.  And it is really extra soft.  It is 65% Acrylic and 35% Wool.  I must say that I have used this yarn a few times and I really love it.  It isn't super cheap- $9.99/ball, however, a coupon from Michaels will help that out.  Not that $9.99 for a ball of yarn is crazy expensive either.  I think I may have to go to one of my LYS and pick up some Cascade 220 or Maybe a Berroco and make some more of these......that's how much I love this pattern.  If you do make it, it is super important to block this little gal. It isn't until after it is blocked that the ribs really open up.  You will need approx 400yds of yarn for this.  I had to buy 3 skeins of the Extra Soft and used about over 1/2 of the 3rd ball.  And as always if you have any questions or comments you can always contact me.
The pattern is available here at Ravelry.

Have a great day everyone.
Megan

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