Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cabled Feather Cowl, Feathered Cable Cowl ?

Cabled Feather Cowl in Noro 'Maiko'
I can't seem to keep the name of this gem of a pattern straight--Cabled Feather Cowl, Feathered Cable Cowl--hells bells, which is it? Not quite sure, but it was a sweet little project, that's for sure. I was feeling the need to do a small accessory, just to remind myself what the whole 'finishing a project' alien concept felt like. Verdict: Nice, it feels...unfamiliar yet nice.
Cabled Feather Cowl in Noro 'Maiko'
The Specs
Pattern: Cabled Feather Cowl by Cindy Craig
Yarn: Noro 'Maiko', one skein of #103
Needles: Size 6
Mods: I opted to do only 6 repeats as I prefer cowls that stay down around the neck. Trying to avoid the Bazooka Joe look.
Time: About a week of on & off knitting. It's a winner!
Cabled Feather Cowl in Noro 'Maiko'
This is the perfect time of year for this type of garment--there's just enough of a chill in the air to make it the perfect little extra layer. Can't wait to wear it this week as the purple is so seasonally appropriate. And those of you who have read this blog know that it's not a color that is unwelcome round these parts.
Cabled Feather Cowl in Noro 'Maiko'
A word about the yarn. This was the first time that I ever had the pleasure to work with Maiko, a yarn which I greedily nabbed off the 30% discount table at Knit One. Apparently the Noro solids don't sell well there, so their loss was my gain. Imagine if Cash Iroha weren't slubby--that is Maiko. Peeping around Ravelry, I see that it doesn't seem to have caught on like the rest of the Noro yarns, it is perhaps too simple and plain to catapult it onto center stage, thereby making it the Jan Brady of the Noro family: unappreciated.
Cabled Feather Cowl in Noro 'Maiko'
Normally I would be reaching for the air sickness bag at any pattern that had cables, lace and a feather & fan design, but this pattern somehow makes it work and doesn't veer into the overly busy. Cabled Feather Cowl: it's not puketastic. A ringing endorsement if ever there were one, right?

17 comments:

Rose said...

Ooh, pretty. I'll probably copy this from you too, hope you don't mind, cause I don't have enough projects started already :) Thanks for the link.

Laura said...

Far from puketastic. In fact, marvelous!

knithound brooklyn said...

This yarn looks like a refreshing respite from the typical Noro offerings! Love what you did with it.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Whatever it's called, it's very pretty!

Chelsea said...

Beautiful cowl and not too busy at all, and the color is such a lovely purple.

Heather said...

Beautiful! The color is giving me fits- I love it.

Danielle said...

I love it! I have a few cowls, and I love them, but for some reason, this winter was more of a scarf year for me. Now I'm regretting that.

Brenda said...

Lovley and glad to hear no air sickness bag required.

a friend to knit with said...

i love how it has a straight edge AND a scalloped edge... AND that you got that yarn at knit one! i am SO checking on that table....

kim said...

Beautiful color; pretty pattern - not in the least puketastic! Lovely.

Anonymous said...

LOVELY - I bet I could make a version of it with the light worsted silk I've had lying around....
margieinmaryland

Caffeine Girl said...

I'm with Rose: I'm going to copy you o this one. But with a different yarn. I haven't caught the Noro bug.

diana said...

Lovely... I haven't worn a cowl yet, but that is a pattern I would consider.

Sourire11 said...

Lovely. Perfect for spring!

Suzie said...

Beautiful.... makes me want to pick up my needles and find a fun purply project.

earthchick said...

That is so super-gorgeous, Heather. LOVE it! And I love the way it stands up, and yet looks totally delicate. Win!

Nambooge said...

I made this too! You can check out my version here http://yarnandthestuffimakewithit.blogspot.com/2010/02/cabled-feather-cowl.html

Yours is lovely!