Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hexagone Cowl

Many years ago, I bought a lonely skein of variegated Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport.  I was a fairly new knitter, but quickly realized it wasn't enough yardage to use by itself.  Soon after, I bought another skein in black with the hopes of knitting a fair isle project.

Honestly, fair isle is just not my favorite thing to knit and those two skeins keep getting pushed to the bottom of the yarn bin.  When I stumbled across the Hexagone Cowl, I knew it was perfect for this deeply stashed yarn.  

The pattern is very easy to memorize and brilliantly breaks up any potential pooling.  

I also tried a new to me cast off.  You just knit 2 stitches through the back loop and transfer that stitch from the right needle back to the left needle.  Repeat from knit 2 through the back loop.  It didn't seem that stretchy at first, but it really is just as stretchy as my cast on.  

These colors aren't what I typically wear, but the black tones them down and make it more attractive to me.

Next on the needles is some sock yarn I bought years ago.  I love the bright electric blue, but was never excited about wearing it.  My daughter pounced on the yarn when I pulled it out the other day.  Perfect!  She will be getting some bright blue socks soon.

1 comment:

  1. What a perfect pairing. The cowl is gorgeous. Well done!