We love knitted cowls

Posted by on January 20, 2013 at 8:03 pm.

Last week, I made this mock cable cowl for my daughter… the color matched my daughter’s knitted ‘Kitty Love’ hat, but that’s where the similarities ended.

My daughter showing off her knitted cowl...

My daughter showing off her knitted cowl…


The next morning, my daughter promptly wore this to school and proudly showed it to her friends. I purposely made it long, so she can fold it in half if she likes when the weather isn’t windy. Also if she leaves it up (as shown in the picture) it will protect her if she’s playing in the snow. Wishful thinking (I know) since this winter we’ve only received a dusting of snow.

Of course I’ve received ‘requests’ from her classmates (girls and boys.) I admit it feels great that she loves my creations so much that she likes to share what I’ve done with others and it’s nice that her classmates are equally impressed and want me to make things for them. And while I won’t fulfill some of their elaborate requests, I have no issue of eventually making smaller items for her entire class. I just need to decide what I’ll make. Last year I made her classmates crocheted bookworm bookmarks and they loved them! It took about six hours to make all of them and what I loved was that I received thank yous for making the items, and some of them still use them this year. There are plenty of readers in the third grade, and it seems there are a lot of readers in the fourth grade also.

But back to this project… Mock cables have intrigued me for a while. I do love seeing cables in knitted wear and enjoy knitting items with cables, and so I was curious to try my hand at ‘mock cables’.  I must say that I was very pleased with the results.

Because of the stitching and the fact that it’s wool, (merino if you really want to know) this cowl will keep her warm on the coldest days and it has the added benefit of staying securely around her neck… which is perfect for someone who spends most of their times outside running… yep she’s definitely my daughter. I tend to do the same thing.

Knitting - Mock Cable Cowl_2 - Copy

Which reminds me, I’ll need to cast on one for myself and I’ll do it…. eventually. 😉




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