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KNITTED : GAPTASTIC COWL

12.19.2012



I finished my sister's Gaptastic Cowl in the wee hours of the night and sent it off this morning.  I managed to snap a few iphone pics before I wrapped it.  I am pretty excited about the way it turned out.  It really is the perfect beginner project.  I plan on making another one for myself in a mustard color. 

My only complaint is that the 2 skeins of yarn that it suggests only made a 10 inch wide cowl (instead of the 15 inches in the description).  It is plenty wide enough, but I think I will buy 3 skeins next time to make it extra bulky and fun.

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn in a Turquoise color.

For those of you who are true beginners like me, here are some youtube videos that really helped me through the whole process:

Gap Cowl Knit-Along : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCgtDM0EOwg

Adding a New Ball of Yard : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA7r8REfNDU

Binding Off : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIhhAM5MFbQ

Weaving in Ends : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfkJxcr027Q

16 comments:

  1. Wow! It's gorgeous and it actually looks like it'll be plenty big! Such a pretty color too!

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  2. I've had this in my queue on Ravelry for a year now and I really really *need* to make this pattern. I love how the turquoise color turned out!

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  3. Love the color choice. Looks so cozy I might have to knit one, too.

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  4. nice!! that turned out really great!!

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  5. Wow, just gorgeous and so bright and cheery, you should be so proud, well done!

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  6. Awesome - it looks just like mine!! I hope it is just as comfy and warm.

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  7. Oh these are SO cute & useful! I made a bunch with the Marian pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marian-2) last year, and everyone seemed to love them. :) It's similar but incorporates a half twist after casting on to make it lay really nicely. Love how yours turned out and LOVE that lipstick colour!

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  8. This really looks nice! I bet your sister will love it!

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  9. I saw this just the other day and thought it would be perfect for a desperate-knitter-wannabe like me. THANYOU for the links as well. Your's looks fabulous!! Dumb question... does a skein have a standard length?

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  10. It's a great present! I'm sure your sis will love it. I'm making one too with straight needles

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  11. Super lovely! You're tempting me to start knitting!!

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  12. I'm a big time crocheter and keep meaning to learn to knit. This cowl is amazing (and the name is just hilarious)!! Thanks for the YouTube links. Also, I started using that same Lion Brand yarn on a few projects lately. I love how quick projects come together with that big, chunky yarn. I made a cowl recently too. Here's a link if you'd like to check it out:
    http://www.caughtonawhim.com/2012/11/crochet-saturday.html

    Hope you're enjoying the holidays!! :)

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  13. I just did this as my first knitting project. I don't know how but mine is like twice as big as that (and it's not 15 inches). I love it. Keeps me warm in all this NY wind. Are you on Ravelry?

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