Orange and Oat Cowl
My knitting machine and I got into an excellent groove this afternoon. With only 40 minutes before school pick-up, I knitted from start to finish, an orange and oat cowl. Simple pleasures!
For this cowl, I used two single ply threads of both orange and (what I’m calling) oat. I love the random nature of how they’ve knitted up.
I cast on 60 needles and there is 476 rows of knitting on tension 5. I had planned a longer cowl, but while looking at the row counter at one stage, I also glanced at the yarn. Much to my surprise, one of the orange cones was nearly out! I then seamed the two shorter ends together (to make the cowl) before casting off.
I know it’s not really cowl wearing weather in Melbourne, but Christmas gifts don’t have to be seasonal do they?
I get lots of comments about the top I’m wearing in these photos, so I thought I’d let you know that is made in Melbourne by Monolog. I wish I could claim it as one of my creations.
Gorgeous colour! So clever! Also like your blouse! Will check out Monolog!
I am so glad you started a blog Blogless Anna!! Lovely cowl.
Thanks Leith. Me too 🙂
That looks so delicate. What size needles did you use? I knit but I haven’t done anything with delicate, thin yarn. I have crab claws for hands.
For this cowl, I use a Singer Memo-Matic 321 knitting machine. The needles are all a standard size, and the yarn ply and tension dial help you alter the size of the knitting. It’s all quite new for me, so I’m still experimenting.
I was going to say! As I was looking at it I was thinking Damn, those are some super tiny needles. But very nice, I am in love with tangerine.
What a great idea for christmas presents! Super clever 🙂 What a quick hand made gift!
How many needles did you cast on to knit?
Good question! I cast on 60 needles 🙂