Friday, November 3, 2017

Tool Box Cowl

Tool Box Cowl
October 2017

I fell in love with the Tool Box Cowl pattern when I saw a kit (yarn and pattern) for sale on Craftsy. The pattern is also available on Ravelry.

My observations about the pattern: It is written to use US size 2 and size 3 needles, which I thought was waaaay too small for this project. The pattern offers directions for a neck warmer and a longer cowl. The neck warmer stitch count is 168 stitches. I use a size 2 needle for knitting socks with 60 stitches, and I knew that a size 2 for this cowl would not produce a neck warmer large enough for an adult. I chose to increase the needle sizes to size 5 and size 6, and I am pleased with the result.

The pattern is easily memorized and goes fairly quickly.

This cowl pattern would be a great way to use scrap sock yarn; however, I doubt that it would look as nice with variegated yarn which I use almost exclusively. Each section uses approximately 15 grams of yarn with the needles that I'm using.


11 comments:

  1. How pretty and great knitting adjustments!

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  2. This cowl is really pretty Nancy. Did you see that there is also a matching mitts pattern? The colors you are using look so pretty together - jewel tones!!

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  3. Oh how pretty. I like your adjustments too. I do that a lot because I'm a tight knitter. Almost always have to go up at least one size in needles.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. Love your colour combo. With snow falling you will need a nice warm cowl soon!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous color combinations. Well done on the modifications, that totally seems too tiny as written!

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  6. Nancy I love your logic and the colors

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  7. Love the colors. Nice pattern too. It's irritating when the pattern doesn't seem to be right. Nice that you figured that out before knitting a bitty cowl.

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