The lady in red is dancing with me

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This yarn was a gift from my friend Jasmin, she of the Darth Vader mittens and Sheep Heid fame.  I’ve had it in my stash for a while, because I wasn’t completely sure what to do with it. I really love the deep red colour and the little pailettes – that, however, also means that the yarn could end up being too overbearing with the wrong pattern. Eventually I settled on this cowl because of its simplicity.

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This is my first time knitting with 15 mm needles, and I … well, disliked it. It’s basically like knitting with tree trunks! Weird feeling. On the other hand, the project was finished insanely fast even though I doubled the stitch count from 45 to 90 stitches. This was done out of laziness because my circular needle was too long for the original stitch count and I don’t like the magic loop technique. It had the added side effect that I’d use up more of my yarn. While I like the overall look of the cowl (you can’t go wrong with red and glittery in my book), the length feels a bit awkward. That said, it’s going to look AMAZING with a simple black jersey dress! (Yes. New project. :P)

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Pattern: Marian by Jane Richmond

Yarn: Crystal by Novita (Super Bulky, 51% Acrylic/18% Mohair/18% Nylon (Polyamide)/13% Polyester)

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5 thoughts on “The lady in red is dancing with me

  1. Dein Rock ist so schön. Also der Cowl jetzt auch, obwohl ich auch gern ein Detailbild gehabt hätte, denn so seh ich nichts von dem Glitzer. Kann auch an mir liegen, meine Brille liegt zu weit weg. 😉

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    1. Ja, den mag ich auch gern: 🙂 Ich mach bei Gelegenheit nochmal Fotos von dem Cowl. Hatte da nur mein Stativ und den Selbstauslöser, aber vielleicht kann ich irgendjemanden dazu überreden, von mir Fotos zu machen. Du hast nämlich Recht, im Nachhinein bin ich mit den Fotos auch nicht ganz zufrieden.

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