FO Friday – Scrunchable Cowl

Happy Good Friday! I’m currently in Wonder-Gran‘s house in Devon, wearing my completed Scrunchable Cowl (which is called “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” on Ravelry!)

JS and I arrived on Wednesday night, shortly after I posted the mammoth post about Wool House, and have been completely relaxing. Wonder-Gran has decked the house out in daffodils, and the feeling of spring is definitely in the air…although the chill of winter has not left yet. The whole clan will be here from tonight – I can’t wait to see what high-jinks we get up to.

We managed this in just a few hours....crazy, I know!
We managed this in just a few hours….crazy, I know!
House decked out in daffodils.
House decked out in daffodils.

Scrunchable Cowl

I started this on Tuesday, after receiving a gorgeous skein of turquoise hand-dyed aran yarn from SixSkeins. I won the Made in Home giveaway, the prize of which was this yarn – a blend of baby alpaca, merino and bamboo fibres. The yarn was absolutely to die for – gloriously soft, a beautiful blend of colours and just crying out to be knitted IMMEDIATELY.

Yarn received and wound into a ball (colours are darker than this)
Yarn received and wound into a ball (colours are darker than this)

The pattern for Scrunchable Cowl was written specifically for some hand-spun yarn, and I thought it look like a wonderful pattern to fit the yarn – as well as leaving me some leftovers to play with. I cast on straightaway, and was off.

The end result is great – it fits well (although I might have preferred it to be slightly tighter) and the colours of the yarn are brilliant. I try to stay away from blues as they don’t normally go well with my colouring, but I think these ones are a good match. The dying is done absolutely exquisitely – I can judge this as I’ve had my own, very amateur, attempts at dying yarn.

Chilling (literally) in Wonder-Gran's garden wearing the Scrunchable Cowl.
Chilling (literally) in Wonder-Gran’s garden wearing the Scrunchable Cowl.
A much better indication of the colours. Aren't they gorgeous?
A much better indication of the colours. Aren’t they gorgeous?

I’m very grateful to Nat of Made in Home, for offering the giveaway, and to Steph from SixSkeins for sending me the yarn. You can buy some of your own on Etsy! I can’t recommend it more highly, I think it’s the best yarn I’ve ever made a garment out of!

Much love,

Corrie xx

FO Friday with Tami's Amis


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12 Responses to FO Friday – Scrunchable Cowl

  1. steph says:

    What a cute quick knit!!! I think you look quite lovely in that shade of blue—–not one you should keep afar!!!

  2. Chris says:

    Love the cowl. Very pretty.

  3. Michelle says:

    It’s been AGES since I tried to put together a puzzle! I think you may have inspired me to revisit the activity!

  4. Oh that yarn s so beautiful! I am not surprised yu wanted to knit it asap! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Just what I was looking for to use with my recent homespun, thanks for sharing. Wonderful yarn too.

  6. Barbara says:

    Wonderful what happens when the right yarn meets the right pattern and the right knitter. Looks lovely on you.

  7. wonderwhygal says:

    That is a cute cowl. I can just imagine it in handspun. The yarn you used is beautiful with the pattern.

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a lovely cowl! The colors are amazing. It looks great on you. Happy Easter!

  9. autumngeisha says:

    What a lovely cowl. The colors are really amazing. It looks great on you, too.

  10. This is gorgeous Corrie! And the blues do suit you, you’re right :D

  11. AllyB says:

    That’s a super cute cowl. I’ve got a few small skeins of handspun around here that would work great for a project like that. Thanks for sharing it.

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