Many of my recent skeins of handspun have had me thinking about making cowls. That could be because it’s winter. We’re having occasional cold weather spells that are bad enough that the kids get kept in at recess time at school.
Last week I had some secret deadline knitting to do. Done! And I’ve been plodding away on my Gingham Style scarf, but I needed a little distraction and a quick knit. That’s when I decided to use my bulkiest handspun for a simple cowl. I’ve had it in mind for quite a while to make Chickadee Cowl (from Kirsten Kapur).
Here’s the yarn, about 113 yards in 115g – Dark Wings on Polwarth by Southern Cross Fibre.
I used up just about all of the skein making this cowl:
And here I am fresh from shovelling the latest round of snow, all warm in my non-matching woollies:
This was a quick satisfying knit – finished in an evening. I even darned in the ends neatly the next day. The speed of spinning and knitting this yarn almost has me hoping that the rumours of a bulky flyer for the Louet Julia & Victoria come true.