FO: Cashmere Ithacaowl

Ithacowl II

I wanted to make a gray version of my Ithacowl. And I did. I knit this a couple of weeks ago…it only took a week.

Pattern: My very own Ithacowl! Free!

Yarn: One skein School Products’ Donegal Cashmere Tweed, bulky. $20 for 95 yards.

Needles: 16″ bamboo Clovers, size 7 (same as the first Ithacowl!)

Project began/ended: Started February 5, finished February 13.

Notes/modifications: I wear my Ithacowl a lot, so I wanted to try making another one. This yarn is much bulkier and has much smaller yardage, so I CO 72 stitches instead, and knit until I ran out of yarn. Once you’re done, the yarn looks kind of ugly and oily. (I think they oil it at School Products for machine knitters?) Wash it in VERY HOT water (the hottest my tap could produce, to the point where I couldn’t touch it), with dish washing detergent. Wash another round in very hot water with vinegar. Soak in a new round with hair conditioner. Rinse. Wack the cowl against the bathtub a bunch. Let dry. Voila! Soft cashmere cowl.

Posted in Finished Objects 2010, Scarves, Uncategorized at February 26th, 2010. Trackback URI: trackback

2 Responses to “FO: Cashmere Ithacaowl”

  1. March 1st, 2010 at 10:06 pm #michele

    i love how ‘tweedy’ the yarn looks.

  2. March 10th, 2010 at 9:46 pm #Andrew D. White

    “Ithaca owl”? Living in a college town, that must be one wise bird.