|STITCH BLOCK COWL|
THE PATTERN: Stitch Block Cowl - a free pattern for The Purl Bee
(by Purl Soho)
Knitting continues to be one of my favorite hobbies! I have to make time and allow myself to sit and knit. I often sneak in a few rows here and there, and other times I give myself the afternoon off and frenzy knit. So good! I feel like I should feel guilty. Guilty for sitting, and passing time one click at a time. But I don't. No knit guilt here.
The Stitch Block Cowl is a free pattern, and all the pattern instructions are available on The Purl Bee Blog. I purchased the yarn as a kit from Purl Soho in February this year and cast on shortly thereafter. This project spent much of the next six weeks on the couch, ready to be picked up whenever I needed some time-out. Unlike most other knits this project rarely traveled with me on outings, perhaps because it was bulkier than most of my previous knitted items.
|Progress Photos from Instagram|
The three different blocks of stitches and color work were surprisingly easy; most involved only knit stitches with just a slight variation. I did have to count rows to keep track of all three of the different stitch patterns. Maybe that too stopped it from being a handbag project.
My cowl is ready just in time for our cooler Autumn weather. It is bulky, squishy and soft, and comfortably wraps (double) around my neck. Lovely and warm. I hope to wear yellow with confidence, although it will take some getting used to.
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