Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Peace Cowl - revisited

Completed Project Peace Cowl
December 2016
This was such a fun knit that I couldn't refrain from knitting more than the recommended one, four-row repeat each day.

i-cord bind off
The i-cord bind off was a new (to me, at least) technique, and I was surprised just how easy it was. It seemed to take forever on the 318 stitches around the edge as well as the 318 stitch cast-on edge, too. I picked up the stitches on the cast on edge, but some of the others in the KAL started the cowl with an i-cord.

I used a double-point needle to do the bind off because I didn't have to fight the weight of the cowl and the remaining stitches on the circular needle.

i-cord edge on the other side, too

PatternProject Peace Cowl (Ravelry link) by Christina Campbell

Needles: size 6 US

Yarn:
    Regia 6ply Tweed - Bordeaux (6 grams of the 150 gram skein remain)
    Regia 4ply Silk - Marine Blue (the i-cord only used about 14 grams)

Size: my finished cowl measures 7 inches high and 54 inches in circumference


9 comments:

  1. Oh I really like this - so pretty (love your color choice). This is a pattern I intend (hopefully I will) knit in the new year. I've never done an I-cord bind off (or cast on), so am curious about that. Always fun to learn new techniques. What's next for you (pretty yarn showing in your first picture above...)

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  2. Gorgeous! I love your color combination and you've given me motivation for the I-cord bind off and picking up stitches for I-cord on the cast on edge. I'm way behind because I got some requests for knitted Christmas gifts, but hope to be back to Peaceful knitting in the next day.

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  3. Never seen the I-cord binding before but I sure do like it.

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  4. The I-Cord binding is just perfect. It gives the edge a nice finished look and those two colors together are classic.

    Congrats on the beautiful finish! You've had a VERY productive 2016.

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  5. How pretty! I love the colors, and the I-cord binding is amazing.

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  6. It's SO PRETTY! When I posted yesterday, I forgot to talk about my Peace Cowl. LIke you, I can't stop after one repeat a day and since I started on day 9 or 10 I had a lot of catching up to do. I had to set it aside to work on the Batman hats but hope to get back to it this evening. We are doing a similar color and I hadn't thought of doing a darker color bind-off. How pretty!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. That I-cord binding looks so nice!!... Great idea, I know I've made boot cuffs and the two edges often don't look the same...this would correct that I'm thinking?

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  8. How pretty Nancy. I love it modeled on the swift. Great idea. I love how the icord looks. SO finished. Good job

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  9. That cord binding looks great. I assume you could have done it with a matching thread also. Does it add extra "oomph" to the edge? Great job getting it done so fast. I'm having great success with the Hitchhiker scarf. I need to weigh my yarn to get an idea of how much more I can add to the scarf. Thanks for the suggestion!

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