Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Favourite Things Is One of My Favorite Things

Here's a project that I've been working away at quietly:
It is the Favourite Things Cowl by Jill McGee, which is more of a recipe than a pattern. It's a stash-busting project written for worsted weight, but it could easily be scaled up or down for different weights. Jill does warn that it is heavy when knit up in worsted weight, but I figure that will be OK in a cold climate. I think you'd have to live in the Arctic to wear a chunky version!

She shares a number of free patterns that she used or adapted for the images in her version, such as the trees. I am working on a coffee cup pattern -- of course! And the pattern itself is a free download from Ravelry.


I don't know if I'll be done in time to use it this winter. I am still learning Fair Isle techniques, so I'm pretty slow. And some of these patterns require a lot of my brain to be engaged -- and I don't always have the capacity! But I am enjoying it.

I hope you are having a good week, whether it started with a day off for MLK Jr.'s birthday or not. And don't forget to check in with Nicole to Keep Calm and Craft On.

20 comments:

  1. It took me a year to finish mine, but I have yet to wear it that people don't ooo and ahhhh.......and yours is well on its way to being a show stopper!!!!! Love it!!!!

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  2. Lovely stitchery, charming cowl.

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  3. I really want to try this - every one that I've seen I have really liked.

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  4. gorgeous!!! Truly so beautiful! I haven't knit that one yet but I think it would make me happy to have that project in my hands :)

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  5. I can't think of a better way to practice fair isle - it's so intricate and pretty!

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  6. it's looking wonderful. Love the section with the trees especially

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  7. I was not successful with trying color work. Maybe some day!

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  8. Wow it's beautiful. You must be so patient.
    Ali xx

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  9. Very neat. Love the trees, but the circles are pretty cute too. What a great stash-busting project.

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  10. I think your cowl is amazing! Your trees are perfection

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  11. It's fantastic. Those little trees are adorable. I want to see the coffee cups! I like any project that is fun and promotes stash busting.

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  12. This is beautiful! Now coffee cups...that sounds right up my alley! What a great stash busting project.

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  13. It is stunning, you are doing a fantastic job.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. Wow, your cowl is so pretty. Great colors and patterns. I really want to learn colorwork.

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  15. I have been dying to make one of these! Yours is looking beautiful already. Can't wait to watch your progress.

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  16. That is gorgeous - better to take your time and have a showstopper than rush it and regret it. Well done.

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  17. Wow! This is beautiful. I love all the different patterns. I wish I could accomplish fair isle knitting. It's very nice.

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  18. I watched a sales girl in a yarnshop in Cannon Beach work on this same pattern and like your color choices much better. It looks like a fun project.

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