Wednesday, 23 August 2017

WIP Wednesday, Snowdrop Lace Cowl

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Welcome to the next installment of WIP Wednesday!

A cowl knit in bulky bright red wool  It's scrunched up on a set of circular needles.This time around, here's a look at another Snowdrop Cowl I'm knitting up.  This one will eventually be for sale in my Etsy shop when I finish it.   I know, it's scrunched up and ugly right now, but you can blame part of that on the needles I'm using.   Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my old Aero needles, but the cords on them don't unkink well (at all really), so the knitting ends up rather wonky.  (Is 'wonky' a technical term?) 
 The yarn is Blue Sky Fibers Bulky in the colour "Lava." It's a gorgeous yarn to work with, but it's definitely Super Bulky. It's like knitting with rope!  That's not a bad thing though, so long as you're using big enough needles. These are 6mm needles, and they're probably the smallest I would go with this yarn (even the 6mms are a tight knit).

The only thing I can say that's not awesome about this yarn is that is sheds:  I was picking little red fuzzies off my shirt all last night!  It's 50% wool, 50% alpaca, but it's a lightly spun single.  It's almost like working with pencil roving!  So the fuzz and shedding is somewhat to be expected. This will definitely be a hand-wash only item when I finish it!

The *Feather Stitch marker is another part of my Etsy haul from *EfficientSense's Etsy Store, and since it's a locking lobster clasp, there's no problems using it with the bulky yarn or 6mm needles!

Stay tuned for next week's WIP Wed, and thanks for reading!


  1. Hello! Oh I have the same ol' Aero circular needles too.
    My ol 'knitting granny always told me to do this with the curly cables on the needles.

    boil up the tea Kettle!
    turn off the stove!
    make a pot of tea!

    Next in a flat bowl or pie plate fill it with your remaining kettle of hot water. place in your circular needles leave the needle part out of the water just the cables are in.

    while waiting pour your cup of tea ready for later and get a tea towel.

    your needles have been in the hot water for a minute Pull out and wipe and straighten them with the tea towel right away and cool off. they should have a nice shape to knit with now!
    now drink up your Tea!
    Me and Mrs B!

  2. First, sorry I didn't see your comment until now -- it slipped into spam for some reason. :(

    Second, as a tea-lover, I love this idea! I'll have to try this my Aero needles the next time they won't unkink. Thank you! :)