Knitting – WIP Wednesday – Scrap Yarn Cowl

My WIP (work in progress) this week is a cowl, one of several I’m auditioning to see if I can find a nice one to make as Christmas gifts. This is a free Ravelry pattern ( which is written for gradient yarn, but I’m using bits of scrap yarn to make mine.

For this portion, I’m using #5 circular needles and Lion Brand Pound of Love #4 thin yarn. So far, it’s within my early-intermediate skill level and working out nicely. I’ll soon be going into a lace portion which usually gives me trouble.

My finished project for last week was another cowl made in a child’s size from a free Ravelry pattern, I used #7 circular needles and Lion Brand Pound of Love #4 thin yarn. I had my usual problems with lace but it’s a very nice, well written pattern – the problems were totally my fault. It’s not exactly what I was looking for but makes a good neck warmer.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

3 thoughts on “Knitting – WIP Wednesday – Scrap Yarn Cowl”

  1. You might have had trouble with the lace, but that child’s cowl turned out beautiful and will be warm, as you said. The one you are making from scraps of yarn is going to be so pretty. If the lace is too tricky, you could just keep going with the current stitch – it’s so pretty and soft looking!

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