blackberry bramble

At long last, I can share a project with you that I finished almost two months ago! I test knit a cowl for babycocktails and boy was it ever nice and cozy in our protracted winter season.

It was mighty cold when we took these pictures back in February.
Seriously, what was I thinking, wearing short sleeves??
It's a fun, easy knit. Long sections of plain stockinette make for good waiting-in-line knitting and the color work adds just enough interest to keep you from getting bored.

Plus, the end result is so smashing (if I do say so myself!)

Thea calls for Plucky yarn in the pattern, but I used Ultra Alpaca because I had enough on hand. (Did you know that knitting from stash helps reduce the size of your stash?? Indeed.)

This picture reminds me of a conversation I had with my kids a few days ago.
Son (age 8): Mom, are you symmetrical?
Me: Yes, more or less.
Him: Even when you're naked?
Me: Uhhhhhhh, sure.
Daughter (who often speaks in exclamation points and likes to interject): But no, mom! Because look! You have some gray hair on this side and more gray hair on that side!!


Seriously, though, this cowl is probably the best thing I've knit all winter. It's warm and cozy and eye-catching. Plus, the thing I love about cowls is that they are warm and cozy like scarves but they don't fall off. Also, it's hard to screw up the fit. Wins all around, I say.


Pattern: Blackberry Bramble by Thea Coleman from babycocktails
Yarn: Berocco Ultra Alpaca in white and denim mix (less than 2 skeins each color)
Sticks: size 7 circulars for main st st, size 8 circulars for color work sections


WildflowerWool said…
Looks great!
Here in NE Wisconsin, a cozy cowl is most welcome today! Brrrr.

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