Post Christmas Round Up: Holland Cowl

This marks the beginning of my post-Christmas knitting posts – delayed a month or so by health issues, but never mind. Here they are!

So usually “bulky” and “lace” are not two words I like putting together in one project, but this is the exception. Knit for my boyfriend’s mother, this little neck warmer was surprisingly tricky, but once I got the stitch pattern finally understood (charts would make this pattern so much easier for me) all was well.

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The yarn blocked much better than I expected, and lay flat with minimal use of my “piling on textbooks” technique. I added an extra 8 stitches to the round to make sure it went comfortably over her head (without mussing hair, bonus feature!). The bind off was done using size 8 mm needles to make sure there was lots of stretch in the edge. Overall I’m quite pleased with it.


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