This has been my “stupid knitting” project for some time. Why is it “stupid knitting”? #1: It’s simple pattern is perfect to take to Knitting Meetup where I am constantly distracted and just plain chatty. #2: I’m stupid and forget to mark down where in the pattern I am and then just randomly pick it up the next week (or 2 or 3 weeks later) and keep knitting. So the resulting FO (finished object) may not be my best work, but it would be an excellent pattern had I paid attention.

Herringbone Cowl FO - blocking in the sun

Pattern: Herringbone Cowl by Lauren Osbourne [Ravelry link]
Yarn: Nashua Ivy (held double) in “Soft Violet”

Needles: 5mm circulars
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Herringbone Cowl close-up
This second photo represents the true colour of the yarn. I think that this is a good pattern, and if I knit it again I’m going to mark what row I finished on so when I pick it up again, I’m not just guessing. Also, I don’t think holding the yarn double did the pattern justice. I wanted it to be nice and squishy but I think it would have been better with more breathing room.