Monday, November 25, 2013

Chunky Cowl, Work In Progress.

YAY! My friend has received her cowl in the mail, so now I can share some pictures with you of the Work In Progress.


Her colouring is similar to mine, so I went with this pretty Autumn hued chunky yarn (Hometown USA) and the yellow Knifty Knitter loom. This is the largest loom in the set.



I worked in a series of e-wrap rows, purled rows and 'yarn-overs'.  Because the yarn is so chunky though, the 'yarn-overs' don't make that much of a 'hole' and instead give it a lovely texture.

I wound my skein into a ball, and used one of the holes in the dollar store bin to keep the yarn from bouncing around on the floor.  I'll post pictures of the finished project later this week.



Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely, Karen!! You have a very lucky friend!

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  3. My boyfriend loves this stich be made in a cowl and hat for him.
    You have written "e-wrap rows, purled rows and 'yarn-overs'." Did you do one row E-warp, one row purled and one row yarn over? And then de e-wrap again?
    So the ewrap has to be thone with one or 2 wraps?
    Sorry for my English, I'm Dutch. I really hope you will like to answer me.
    Yvonne

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    1. Hi Yvonne - thanks for leaving a comment. Sorry for the delay, but I've been on holidays. You are right - I did a row of purls, then a row of E-wrap, then a row of Yarn Overs, etc. I looked on YouTube to find video's on how to do the Yarn Overs, if that helps. My E-wrap rows were only wrapped once.
      Let me know if you have other questions,
      Cheers
      Karen

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    2. Thank you dor your reaction. I started with it, but i did it the wrong way. So i have taken it off the ring, waiting for your answer. So thank you!
      If you have a youtube link of the yarn over you used, you would make me happy!
      I've seen diverend ones, doing it a differend way. And now i'm confused.
      Thank you! Cheers Yvonne

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    3. Yvonne, you are not the only one that gets confused by Yarn Overs. I watched several videos and got more confused than ever. Look for one by the Purling Sprite. Oh, just a sec - maybe I can find it ...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZkyU4vpSM
      That isn't the one I was thinking of, Kristen is purling her stitches before the yarn-overs, but it will still give you the idea. If that doesn't help, try watching one the Purling Sprite's slouchy hat videos and maybe she has the instructions in there.
      Cheers
      Karen

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    4. Thank you very much! I'll try it later in this week. First I have to finish my hat. Tnx!!

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  4. Hi Karen I would like to know after casting which stitch do you follow with? Is it the purls, then e wrap and finally a row of yarn overs? Or do you start with the row of e wraps and then follow the other two rows with the other stitches?

    Thank you!
    Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy ... usually my first row after casting on would be a purl row, to help prevent curling. Note in the finished project I did a single crochet around the entire piece to stabilize the edges, so I didn't do a garter stitch border on the ends and sides of this piece.
      Cheers
      Karen

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  6. Thank you! I'm using the technique for a scarf... I am new at using these looms and trying to learn all the different stitches/techniques.

    Thank you for your help!

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