Last night I finished my cowl. As always, the end took longer than I thought. I knit until I got towards the end of my yarn, then started weighing my yarn after every round. It was the first time I’ve done that, and I really did like knowing when I was going to be running low and needed to start binding off.
I had been adding stitches between the cables regularly as the cowl grew to fit over my shoulders. I put those stitches into a combination of knits and purls. Early on, I added a three-stitch cable, and right towards the end, I threw in two more of them. I decided that the main section of the cowl should end after round 1 of the smaller cable, where the cross was. So when I had finished that, I converted most of the stitches to seed stitch, leaving all the three-stitch cables in place. I’m not sure that the effect is great, but I like it quite a bit and I didn’t have any better ideas, so that’s what will stay.
Here is a photo of the finished cowl, showing the details pretty well.
I also want to show you a picture of Tobias modeling the gauntlets. I must say they aren’t as long as I was thinking they were – they come a lot closer to my elbows, for some reason. Perhaps because he’s already a couple of inches over 6 feet and has arms that are long for his height?
Tobias has a more serious approach to modeling than his sister or grandfather. But he was totally willing and gracious about it. I will be very glad to make a few more pairs of fingerless mitts for various family members. They aren’t as useful as socks (to my way of thinking) but they are nonetheless well worth having around. I need to design a few more!