Pat's Knitting and Quilting
November 14, 2011
I've wanted to make a Darkside Cowl for years and have had the perfect yarn for it just waiting on the sidelines. I was in such a hurry to start that I didn't read the directions and just started right in on the pattern stitch rows - ooops - I was supposed to purl a round 1st to make a nicer bottom edging. Oh well, I kind of like the unfinished wavy look.
Pattern: Darkside Cowl by Sarah Fama (free pdf link)
I'm a little late to the silk hankie party, but I'm so excited to start this new project. Marcy and I are having our own little "unspun silk hankie mitten KAL". I'm using BMFA Silk Hankies/ Mawatas in "Debra Anna" colorway - I LOVE these colors!
What a wild sticky fun mess - I quickly learned that I should NOT use Knit Picks pointy wooden needles - the silk sticks like glue to the needles and the tips catch every little bit of fiber. I've switched to dull Addies and it's SO much easier. I've also learned that I should finish drafting the fiber as I knit as opposed to drafting out a whole hankie layer and then knitting.
I'm sure I'll be learning more as I progress, but so far so good :)