You may recall my Vintage Velvet Scarf. It is a thing of wonder! The soft, velvety fabric is unbelievable. When I bought the yarn, I first purchased the right color (Chianti) but in the “Touch Me Lux” version – which has sparkles in it. That was not the look I was going for, so I set it aside. I finally got inspired to knit it up because of the holidays (my one small burst of holiday spirit) – the color is so festive. I found the pattern Adama, and thought it might work.
I needed to enlarge the pattern, or so I thought, because of the shrinkage that occurs with felting. I doubt it was necessary! Also, there is a lace pattern in there somewhere — completely obscured by the felting process!! Probably a lot of extra knitting and effort for nothing.
You can see from the pictures that the back is much narrower than the front — it is a cowl with a cowl neck!! Brilliant!! A cowl within a cowl!! I knit this in three days — a very quick knit that could be finished in time for Christmas. If you follow the pattern as written, 300 yards of lovely worsted would work.
And, today is my anniversary. Yay!! 34 years and counting…
PS to Susan: you asked for it!
PPS to Cindy: I did get married in a hand-knit, white mohair sweater — I don’t remember the yarn but it was a lightweight, silky mohair (not Le Gran, something “fancier!”). Since it was a December wedding I needed something warm!
PPS to Suzan: Our wedding was a study in frugality! The entire wedding (our clothes, wedding rings, food, music, venue, JP, liquor, flowers, etc.) was less than $700! Far less than a wedding dress today!