Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 86 and the Mane

There's so much novelty yarn out there and it can be hard to make something that doesn't look like every other novelty scarf out there. I mean, let's face it, fur hides pattern and texture, so it's no surprise that most fur scarves look exactly the same. At the very least we can change the style. This snug bright red looks like a lion's mane!

This is a garter stitch piece, garter being the best stitch to prevent the fluff from matting, made into a cowl. Size 19 needles with one eyelash yarn and one smooth worsted yarn over 30 stitches makes a cowl that when finished is rather deceiving. It ends up longer than wide, but it will stretch to fit over the head and snug around the neck. When you're judging size, be sure to test it around your forehead. Nothing is worse than completing a cowl that you can't get on!

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