Not a sock

15 07 2008

The last few days have been spent sewing and knitting. And I haven’t been knitting socks… Can you believe that!

On Friday I had the chance to start working with the new Noro Silk Garden Sock and for some strange reason I decided to not knit socks with it. I chose the color 84, which is the color of Silk Garden I wanted to knit Lady Eleanor with, but never got around to finding the yarn for.

Noro Silk Garden Sock!

So instead of knitting socks I decided to knit a cowl. Yes, a cowl. Ever since cowl-mania started around blogland and everyone was knitting them, I’d been wanting to knit my own but just never got around to it. The Silk Garden Sock was just perfect for one. I had an idea of what I wanted so I browsed around Ravelry looking for the perfect pattern. I didn’t really find what I was looking for but was inspired by the Pashmina Cowl from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and just made up my own pattern.  I cast on and started knitting, some stockinette, some garter ridges, more stockinette and more garter ridges.

Silk Garden Sock Cowl

I have 2 or 3 inches to go until I’m done with my cowl and I really love it. I realize now that I might have made the cowl a bit too large, but after finding the Cowl group on Ravelry and reading about a cowl’s perfect size, I think I’ve found a solution.

Halfway done with the cowl

This last picture is as of yesterday and I have a few more inches done on it now. I expect that I will have it done tomorrow or the next day. The wonders of knitting on US 7, I had forgotten what it was like…


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7 responses

15 07 2008

Pretty! I have trouble with Silk Garden because the mohair pokes me if I wear it around my neck. Is the Sock less pokey?

15 07 2008


15 07 2008

noro silk is wonderful to knit with! it looks great!

16 07 2008

But would you like it for socks??

16 07 2008

Very pretty – is it very noro-y? Now we just have to wait for the cowl weather, heh?

16 07 2008

Very pretty!!

18 07 2008

yum – i have an extra skein of Noro Sock Yarn that i need to do something with too. i used the first skein i bought to make a little Clapotis.

i love the look of the cowl!

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