firstfrost: (autumnleaf)
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Being on vacation involves a lot of knitting. :)





The sock pattern is "Smaug" - you can't see the cable very well here, but they have twining kind of serpentine cables, seen here. The pattern was very firmly three-needle, and I am very firmly two-circular, which led to some problems, and some accidental misreading led to some other problems, so I ended up ripping back more than I like to, but they worked out in the end. I've made socks with the wrapped stitches before, and it's a really nice effect to break up multicolor yarn, but it also works well for "dragon scales".

The cowl was a kit - they came in a bunch of color combinations all named for classic leading ladies - this one was Dorothy Lamour. Here's me attempting to model it. It's soft and warm and poofy and pretends to be mink, and would probably work well under a non-zipper coat. (I would not trust zippers to zip up over it). Is this anyone's One True Awesome Winter Cowl that they want?

Date: 2015-11-21 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadia.livejournal.com

The cowl is amazing!!! Also, ravelry says you knitted it in three days!

Date: 2015-11-22 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firstfrost.livejournal.com
It's on size 7 and 10 needles, it was really zippy. :)

Date: 2015-11-22 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merastra.livejournal.com
Both are pretty. :)

Date: 2015-11-22 06:40 am (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Yay, vacation knitting! :)
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