I am not much of a knitter. Mostly because knitting projects are too time consuming and I'm quite impatient. I also don't have the skills to fix knitting mistakes and can often be heard throwing tantrums and screaming "No! Nooooooo!!!!!! there's a hole and I can't go back!!" My husband runs in and tries to help (bless) but I usually just pull the work off the needles and rip it apart in fury (much to the amusement of my husband).
Anyway, I have decided to give knitting a go again as I have been inspired by some lovely projects of late.
I have fallen in love with richly coloured and textured cowls and I am determined to have a go at knitting one, even though it involves learning how to use circular needles!
Here are two styles of cowls I have been admiring with links to the downloadable patterns if you would like to have a go too.
This honey cowl is a free pattern by Madeline Tosh. This version was made by Stefanie over at a common thread. her blog is full of gorgeous, classic and vintage style sewing, knitting and fashion ideas. I just love the colour and texture of this one.
|Honey cowl in mustard yarn by Stefanie from a common thread|
This GAP-tastic Cowl Pattern was designed by Jen Geigley who has a lovely blog called hey jen renee. She also has an Etsy store where you can buy some beautiful chunky scarves. Gorgeous!
|GAP- tastic Cowl pattern by Jen Geigley from Ravelry|
I know some of you reading this are heading into springtime and have probably put your needles away, but if you have any easy knitting patterns to recommend I'd love to hear about them!