Secret Project Number 1 Revealed!

It’s been a very busy year and I have been working on some secret projects. So secret I couldn’t even whisper about it here. But now I can! Our daughter got married in October and I knit 8 cowls for her and her 7 bridesmaids. There were 4 in a burgundy color and 4 in a pretty burnt orange color. The pattern was a simple one, knit in the round, with 3 rows of lace, one at the beginning, one in the middle and one at the end. The pattern is Dew Drops Cowl by Kelly Kingston at mmwww.tangledyarns.com.au. I figured if I was going to knit 8 of them the pattern would have to be a balance between easy but not boring, not hard but interesting enough I wouldn’t go screaming into the woods after finishing two. I do believe this pattern meets those requirements. At least it did for me. I think the other trick, besides the pattern, was alternating the colors. One burgundy and then one burnt orange.

I used Cascade Superwash yarn for three reasons. It’s washable, they have so many colors to choose from it was easy to find 2 colors to match Sam’s wedding colors and colors the bridesmaids would wear through the Fall and Winter. And it is very reasonably priced.

It was so sweet, I think the girls really liked them. Making these was a gift of love, for Sam and her bridesmaids and I really enjoyed knitting them. I finished the last one while we were in Ireland in May with 4 months to spare! But because they were a surprise I had to wait until after the wedding to post about them. Dang that was really hard to do too. I am a really good secret keeper with everything excepts gifts. I get so excited I want to give them right away! I took a couple of pictures of each color after they were washed and blocked.

Happy Knitting and weaving! Until next time – Caroline

Yarn

Wrapped finish cowl

Finished cowl

About Caroline

Hi! My name is Caroline and have been told I am a little obsessed with knitting and weaving. Statements I can't really deny. My husband is awesome and fully supports and occasionally enables my obsession. He has lots of great ideas for various knitting and weaving projects. No really and honestly he does have great ideas. We have 3 great kids and 2 dogs.
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