At Thanksgiving, my sister was flipping through Mom's knitting magazines, and she said she thought this cowl was cute. I took that as an invitation to get out the fat needles!
I most often knit on US 5s, whether I'm knitting with worsted weight or fingering weight for a shawl. So going up to US 10.5s was crazycakes! I couldn't believe how quickly this chunky stuff knit up! I did the first two inches on 11s as the pattern calls for, but I thought the pattern looked too sloppy. I always have to go down at least one needle size.
This pattern is a complete piece of cake, but the grafting is serious business. In fact, dear C starting talking to me halfway through the grafting, and I completely lost my place and had to rip back and figure out where I was. It is not perfect--there are places where I definitely went awry and twisted stitches. But it's not so terrible that a non-knitter will be able to pick out the mistakes. I give myself a B- on the grafting.
This cowl is not something I would have ever knit for myself. Now that it's done, though, I think it's adorable. Maybe I'll have to make one for myself?
Pattern: Mistake Stitch Mobius
Yarn: Katia Peru
In Christmas gift knitting news, I am still on schedule. But unless I find a way to knit 8000 stitches today, I will be behind. I am coming up with Plan B.