Saturday, September 17, 2011

soft, warm neck grotto

Two skeins of Manos del Uruguay silk blend have been in my stash for a couple of years. When I saw Ana´s interpretation of Tiny Owl Knit "inspired by the seaside cowl" playing with stripes in different colors, I felt an urgent need to crawl into such a soft grotto of wool and silk. However, using this colorway there was no need to make it more watery than it already was and I decided to skip the stripes and work purl ridges in stead. 
The design is gorgeous, the pattern quite simple. Perhaps it is not necessary for me to buy a pattern for a knitted tube. However, I want to support this young creative knit designer who generously has offered this pattern, "some cloudy day " for free. The leg warmers are on the needles but not for long.
This How to wear a scarf-you tube-video was bookmarked the minute I saw it.So charming and playful. Some of these ways are quite complicated.

With the cowl you can just do this:

 Sorry for the blurry photo, it was hard for me to focus.


  1. Loving the cowl ... you look so snug in it :D You're right, Tiny Owl has some beautiful patterns.

  2. Tiny Owl is dreamy, isn't it? Your cowl looks so comfy! Nice colours too. I am knitting a shawl with a celadon blue colour from Madelinetosh. I love the photographs of you too, Mette! It's nice to see you as well as what you are up to!


  3. I've never seen Tiny Owl, how sweet. I like the colors in your cowl. And thanks for the link to the scarf video. It's cute and I may have to go back for lessons!

  4. That looks super toasty. :)

    Thanks for the scarf video… I'd never seen it.

  5. The Manos silk blend is so beautiful, you're quite right not to stripe it and the final product looks sumptuous.

    The scarf video is quite ingenious, not just the knots but all the little pointing figures. I will have to do some practising :)


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