Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Welcome, everyone, to the final Swans Island Anna's Cowl KAL blog post! I hope you have all been successful in this process and are either finished, or close-to finished with your cowls. I don't know about you, but I have really LOVED knitting this pattern and using this yarn. It's a really simple and beautiful knit. Thank you to the designer, Breean Miller, for designing such a lovely cowl!
After removing my provisional cast on, it was simple to pick up those stitches and continue with the lace pattern on the second side. After the bind-off, I soaked my cowl in lukewarm water and some gentle soap and laid my cowl out on a towel to block. Never tried blocking before? Well here is an informative video that I did a few months back that illustrates different ways to block items. It's a bit long, but worth watching if you'd never blocked before or are still new to it. I hope it helps!
Now, I'd like to know where you all stand on the issue of points. To point, or not to point? That is the question. I really like the look of the original cowl, so I chose to block out my points, but the shell lace pattern really lends itself to a softer more rounded edge as well. Which one did you or would you choose?
So, that is pretty much it for the Swans Island KAL. I will keep the Ravelry Thread going for a few more weeks in case there are a few folks still finishing up. I would LOVE to see your finished pieces, so please post photos, or a link to your photos on the thread!
Thank you so much to all of you who participated in this fun KAL! If you have feedback or suggestions for the next KAL, please drop me a line and let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd really love to hear from you!
As always, Happy Knitting!