I’ve got a few Finished Objects (gasp!) to blog in the next few days. Having even one FO is almost a miracle for me, so having several is really something that I’m enjoying. The speed at which my needles have been flying is in part due to the weather that we’ve been ‘enjoying’ recently. July started off so promisingly, but summer in the UK is feeling a little cold at the moment. So cold, in fact, that I’ve been forced to knit myself a new cowl to keep warm.
I wanted something quick and simple to knit, so that I actually finished it before the sun came out again. I used neutral colours for the main body of the cowl, with a bit of bright yellow zing at the edges for contrast – and since I love how fresh and summery the word ‘Zing’ sounds, that’s what I’ve named this cowl.The yarn that I used was Debbie Bliss Roma, in shades Citrus, Steel and Ecru. It was smooth to work with and has resulted in a relatively loose knit on 10mm needles. I’ve put up pattern notes (which are incredibly brief!) and further details of the project on my Ravelry page here.
Although I absolutely love my new Zing cowl, and have been wearing it almost all week in the near single figure temperatures, I’m hoping that any day now I can put it away in my wardrobe for a few months and enjoy some warm sunny weather!