Thursday, May 26, 2011

So Warm!

Yarn Swap Part Three - It's Finished and It's Warm!
The Chickadee Cowl from throughtheloops was my chosen project for my yarn swap skein. It's knit entirely in linen stitch, so the fabric is very dense. No cold air is coming through this thing. Six inches seemed short to me, but look at how high up it reaches. I will be one warm chickadee! It very nearly covers my ears! My fabric is not as drapey as throughtheloops', but I knit it very tightly. I'm sure I could make it relax with some blocking (we knitters can make fabric do anything we perceive possible with a little bit of blocking, no?) The reverse side is fun too. The stitches are bobbly and show off splashes of color. The linen stitch side (right side) displays a more muted blend of colors, given the tight weave. How fun is this as an accessory? Pull it over a bit and it becomes a nice warm cowl collar! Even more and it can be worn indoors to compliment a lovely blouse or long-sleeved t-shirt!
The roll over can display the linen stitch or the reverse fabric bobbly looking stitches.
What fun! I loved my yarn swap challenge. Well, now I need a verdict from my swapper, Voie de Vie, and you as well. Check out her blog site. Someone who would send off such a lovely skein (3 actually) of this yarn has fabulous inspirational projects of her own.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Voie de Vie: thank you so much for the fun and challenging project! Your yarn swap choice was excellent. Should I have never received this, Chickadee would have remained in my queue for years! I just don't get around to making myself winter wooly warmies! (too busy doing gifts)
And now, it's back to stealth knitting.


  1. I love the way the colors come together. It is great to sneak in at least a few projects for yourself.

  2. Haha, it's excellent seeing another yarn swap project using linen stitch!
    I like the chickadee, it looks lovely and warm. The colours look really good, on both sides!

  3. I tried leaving this comment last night, but was having issues. :)

    Anyway, I'm so thrilled you loved the yarn and put it to such great use! I love the cowl, especially on the wrong side. You are going to be comfy and warm come the winter months. Yeah!

  4. Wow, I didn't think I would like this yarn when you got it, but you chose just the right project and it looks lovely. I'm loving seeing what everyone can make with yarn they wouldn't normally choose.