Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Carefree Cowl: Leafy Lavande

So last week, I saw this cowl on KnitPurlGurl and I knew I wanted one. Or to make one. Hard to tell the difference sometimes. Coincidentally (and luckily), Shannon at luvinthemommyhood announced a few days later that she was hosting a Carefree Cowl Knit-a-Long.

Well how perfect is the timing? So I set out and purchased my pattern (my very first non-free pattern, whoohoo!) and my yarn on payday Friday. I was feeling happy that day and spent $15 on this one skein. Also a milestone, because I've never paid even half that for one skein, until that day. Even though I love this color, I was having a hard time choosing between doing the green that I knew I'd love or white. I am dying to knit something white, and I don't even know why, but white has been calling me lately. I may have a nice excuse to make another Lavande haha.

So anyways, I had this knit up over the weekend (end date for the KAL isn't until next month) and wet blocking on Sunday night. It was exciting to see the lace panel show up the way it was intended and the rest of the pattern came out perfectly, it was really simple and quick! I did one extra lace repeat because it is my favorite part of the pattern, it's just pretty. When I first started I had size 13 needles, but I wasn't liking it so I started over with size 15. Size 15 needles are fun to knit with because they're enormous, makes you feel almost like a cartoon haha.

and finally, my last favorite part of this project is the buttons.
aren't they just sweet with the stamped leaves? I feel like this yarn, pattern and buttons were just made for each other. The whole thing just makes me smile.


  1. super fast! looks great, I really like the color.

  2. It turned out so lovely. I really like that color and the buttons.....swoon!

  3. Thanks everybody!
    I would say, I cant wait to wear it, but I'm still in denial that winter is coming this year!


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