Entomology Cowl

I am fascinated by bugs and I love knitting, so it was only going to be a matter of time before the two came together. Back when I knitted my patchwork blanket, I knew that I wanted to use the mini-beast pattern again. Last week, I exchanged emails with Vicky, a lovely lady who was trying to decipher my knitting notes. (All sorted now)

It’s so long since I knitted the original square that I couldn’t advise on the pattern without refreshing my memory. Knitting needles to the ready. I used the left over yarn from the blanket’s border to make a sample. Then I just carried on, until there was no more wool left. Fortunately, it was enough for a cowl to keep my neck warm.

The stitches needed my undivided attention. Not a project to take to a knit and natter. It took until I had completed three-quarters of the cowl, before I had memorized the stitches.

The colour is more dark turquoise and maybe, if I had known it was going to be a cowl, I might have knitted the wee beetles running up, rather than around, but I’m probably the only one who will notice. Except if I bump into one of you readers. Be kind, please.

AJ kindly modelled the first two photos. I tried my hand at a self-portrait. Probably not a good idea. I’ll stick with a willing model and save you all from the sight of my wind-swept hair.

I do love this pattern and I love, love wearing a cowl. I’m really tempted to knit another, in a different colour, but first I need to catch up with the hexi-puffs.

{Entomology – the study of insects}

Linking up with Frontier Dreams: KCCO

14 thoughts on “Entomology Cowl

  • Sunday 3 February, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    That’s lovely 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    • Sunday 3 February, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      I may never take it off! 😀

  • Monday 4 February, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Such a pretty colour, looks lovely on too!
    I love your Candlemas buns, they would be great Spring buns too, I must make some with the children.
    We also love the Root Children, its one of our favourites, and always graces the seasons bookshelf at this time of year. We have lots of Elsa Beskow books too, which are similar and beautifully illustrated too x

    • Tuesday 5 February, 2013 at 10:23 am

      We have quite a collection of her books too. The children love reading them and doing projects around each story. I remember reading the Sun Egg every day for what seems the whole of Spring, one year. Everyone needs to do a sun dance at least once in their lifes.

  • Tuesday 5 February, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Can I tell you how much I love the term Knit and Natter? In America we call them Stitch n Bitches, but I like your term so very much more!
    Such a lovely cowl!

    • Tuesday 5 February, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      I think I prefer our term too. Sounds more friendly.

  • Thursday 7 February, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Just lovely,
    cheers Marie

    • Thursday 7 February, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks Marie 😀

    • Wednesday 13 February, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Debbie. I’m sure I’ll be using it again.

  • Monday 11 February, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Just to let you know you are a winner in my craft it forward. If you could let me have your address, that would be great.
    Hen x

    • Wednesday 13 February, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Oh! How wonderful! I’ve emailed.

  • Monday 11 February, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Stopping in to say hello. I see you are up to your usual clever crafty goodness. 😛

    • Wednesday 13 February, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Hi Jodi! What can I say. I craft. I breathe! 😀

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