Friday, April 25, 2014

Stitch Block Cowl :: A Finished Knit

Stitch Block Cowl by Red Pepper Quilts
STITCH BLOCK COWL
(by Purl Soho)
Stitch Block Cowl by Red Pepper Quilts

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.

Stitch Block Cowl - Red Pepper Quilts
Stitch Block Cowl - Red Pepper Quilts

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. 

Stitch Block Cowl in Progress - Red Pepper Quilts
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. 

Stitch Block Cowl - Red Pepper Quilts

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.
Stitch Block Cowl - Red Pepper Quilts




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Rita

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14 comments:

  1. It does look snuggly and warm! I guess you won't mind the coming Winter then...

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  2. I think that sunny yellow and cream would suit you perfectly, a beautiful knit!

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  3. Okay, that looks so cute and snugly it makes me want to try my hand at knitting again...and we are heading into spring on this end of the globe!

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  4. Yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear! So fun and bright! Everything about it makes me feel confident! Love your finish.

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  5. I'm sorry, Rita, we don't know each other, but you just have to stop... I've finally made my peace with your amazing eye, prolific pace, enviable stash, and glorious results in the quilting world. Now you're going to share impossibly beautiful knits? It's just too much, girl. My head's gonna explode, and the Earth is going to start wobbling from the concentration of pretty in that one spot, right at your house!!

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  6. This is off the subject of this post, but is your labrynth quilt charm pack friendly? Probably isn't, but I was wondering. Thanks for your help.

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  7. Such a beautiful project! Love the colours too! x

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  8. Hey, Rita, you can always dye the cowl if you end up not being able to cope with yellow. Imagine the possibilities! ;-)
    That one is in my ravelry queue....

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  9. how come you seem to have far more hours in a day than anyone else??

    A wonderful piece of knitting and will be really snug and warm in the winter

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  10. I've been eyeing up that pattern and kit but have failed tremendously at getting a single knit finished. I just love it.

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  11. I love this cowl! I've got it sitting in my queue, maybe it's time to cast on!

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  12. I wish I could wear yellow with confidence. Such a lovely cowl.

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