4.25.2013

Birds of a Feather.... A Quick Cowl

So this little project is for those Juego-ites who are a bit challenged by Clues #1 and 2!  I noticed a little grumbling in my Ravelry group the other day and threatened to make my next Mystery KAL a bulky cowl.....
Birds of a Feather
So, when I saw this yarn at The Yarn Cupboard retreat this weekend, I couldn't really resist and bought a skein to whip something up!  I've been SUPER deep into book designing/knitting/writing and this was just the break I needed!
Birds of a Feather
Knit in Plumes, a Super Bulky Single ply merino with dyed chicken feathers hand felted into the fiber.... it took less than 2 hours to whip this cowl up, and since half of that was with knit group, I was laughing most of the time!  
Birds of a Feather
One member of my group (SARAH!) even suggested I make kits... complete with sheep, chicken, kool aid (for dying the feathers) and a felting needle.  But, since I'm probably not going to do that, I did find out that Knitting Etc has some of this yarn in stock. Just in case you need some Birds of a Feather therapy too!

BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Materials1 skein Pagewood Farms Plume
Size 15 (10mm) 16 inch circular needle
Gauge: Approx 7 sts= 4 inches in st st
Finished Measurements: 34 inches around x 5.5 inches high

Cowl

Cast on 60 stitches, join into the round being careful not to twist your sts.  Place a marker.
Purl 5 rounds.
Knit 5 rounds.
Repeat these 10 rounds once more.
Purl 4 rounds and bind off.  Weave in your ends, put it on and do the funky chicken... or make your dog wear it, like I did!  (because she looked bored!)
Birds of a Feather
You know what they say... Birds of a Feather, we flock together! 

18 comments:

  1. I actually saw this yarn at my LYS on Tuesday. But they only had the black-on-black and cream-on-cream colorways. Are you going to put this on Ravelry? It seems like the kind of thing that gets a lot of attention!

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    1. I just added it as a project, but not a pattern.... not sure I want it in my body of work : )!

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  2. You are a kook! I think all of the book stuff is getting to you. :) Love ya! Betz

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    1. Yes... I do think I might be cracking, just a little bit : )! Love right back atcha!

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  3. beautiful on you...love your sense of fun sweet!

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    1. Thanks darling! Girls just gotta have fun!

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  4. YAY! you're the coolest! hope i'll get to hang out with you soon; sounds like it was a fun weekend! when jill and i make ours, we'll have to do a 3-way photo!

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  5. you are hilarious - my kind of yarn, my kind of project :)

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    1. You, my darling, were my muse : )!!!!!!

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  6. Ohh.... I was drooling over that yarn at Knitting Etc, but it's WAAAAAAY out of my price range.

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    1. Yeah, it's pretty awesome, but definitely a luxury, especially since it knit up so quickly!

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  7. How fun. Copied and pasted your pattern into a word document and saved it to your file in my computer. Going to give this a whirl. Any hints on getting the feathers through the stitches without breaking them? I need a silly, fun knit right now. LOL

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    1. I didn't have any problem with this... since I worked it at a large gauge I was able to just massage the feather through the stitch when necessary!

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