cowls are notoriously tricky.
there’s too small, just right, too big,
followed by just right to be doubled, and then way, way too big.
it wasn’t until i wove in the ends this morning,
that the proverbial light bulb went off in my head.
this is not wool.
which i knew all along and is significant because
when i swatched at the begining, i calculated the # of sts to co
based on the swatch stretched out (my cheater’s version of blocked).
since i’ve planned this all along as a spring to very early fall piece,
i chose a silk cotton blend. intentionally.
the faux pas is that only when trying it on for the first time
did i discover my mistake.
so, instead of ‘just right’ i have too long to be a single loop
and too short to be doubled. sigh.
now i’ll have to keep
my eyes open for a friend who likes their cowls this length (because some people do)
then this can become a well loved gift
and i can have another go,
a fresh start with
my cowl is still coming,
just a little a later than i thought.
file this under: live and try to learn to pay more attention from the get go.