It's week 2 of Knitvent 2014 and yesterday I got to "open" the second window to reveal a stunning colour block cowl called the Lind Cowl, a delicate, lightweight cowl, knit in Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Kidsilk Eclipse with some added sparkle. This photo is one from the original pattern and is of Helen modeling the large size cowl.
The patterns in this year's collection have different sized options so they can be quick knits or if you've got more time you can go for the larger size. My aim this year is to knit each pattern as its released, so this morning I cast on the small Lind Cowl.
I hadn’t got any Kidsilk in my stash so I’m experimenting with a different weight yarn and knitting the small size in Rowan Cashsoft 4ply yarn. I’m still using the recommended needle size which is giving a nice fabric but I'm using short 40cm circulars so I don't have to do magic loop, so far so good. It's not as airy and loose as it would be in knit in lace weight but I like how it’s turning out.
I love these two contrasting colours together, it will certainly brighten a grey winters morning. I think this will be really quick to knit, I only did a couple of hours on it this morning and have finished the lace section.
I'm still knitting on my Candlelit Shawl in-between knitting Christmas gifts and I'm up to the 45% mark on the pattern. This is such a pretty shawl and hope to have it finished to wear over the festive period. I'm loving the Knitvent calender, it's such a treat each week without any calories!!!!!
This week I treated myself to this cloth bound edition of A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas and beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey. I'm not familiar with this book so looking forward to reading it through the month of December.
I'm linking this post to Ginny's Yarn Along and Nicole's KCCO. Have a great week and I'll be back on Friday with some FO's.
All of your projects look awesome! I love that purple cowl! So pretty.
Those are so beautiful. Because of your blog I have become such a huge fan of Helen Stewart- I am currently knitting her gorgeous Radiance shawl though I temporarily put it aside for a few quick Christmas gifts. I can't wait to get back to it though!
Oooo - I am really loving that Lind Cowl. I was just gifted some laceweight yarn for my birthday. I might have to make one of these...
Your knits are really pretty. I like the colors you chose for your cowl. That shawl is going to look great for the holidays.
I really like the cowl in pink.
Can't wait to see it finished.
Have a nice evening
Really beautiful knitting pictures this week. I love that cowl.
Knitvent! How fabulous! I love the colours of your cowl, really bright and zingy :) looking forward to seeing the finished cowl :)
that's really lovely! you are making beautiful things here; love the delicate shawl and that bright purple!
I am in love with all three projects. Your taste is exquiste
♥ Ana BC
So beautiful! LOVING the colors!!!!!!
Kidsilk is a looker, but cash soft is so much better as the former can be felt as lightly scratchy and rough.I can wait to see the contrast. The shawl is lovely. It's so chic looking. The texture makes it interesting to look at.
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