Sunday, 1 December 2013

The lovely Rivington Cowl

All blocked and dry I ventured out in a chilly wintry day with my neck double wrapped in greyness and strawberry red.
I admired for a while the sample Loop made and had in mind to knit it in a twisted sock yarn similar to the uncommon thread's tough sock. I used stash yarn , a favourite hedgehog fibre twisted sock in 'winter thaw' which is a lovely pale shades of grey, lilac and sage as main yarn. I started knitting the cowl with a purple yarn but was encouraged by my knitting group to pair it with a bold red strawberry soft 4 ply from knitwitches.  
The main body is quick to knit but the edging need attention and is slow but is so worth the effort. Both edges are grafted together with life stitches.Very beautiful indeed.  
 I intend to re-knit it for my self as this cowl will be gifted to my nan, yes my 86 year old grandma fancies a cowl :) .I intend to add a lace repeat to the cowl to slightly increase its diameter and increase needle size when knitting the edging to make the cowl more flared at the bottom.
By the way the little red cardigan was blogged here.


  1. What a great pattern. I really like your colours.

  2. Great color choices! The cowl turned out lovely as well!