Sunday, 14 September 2008

Preparation...

The change of season has made me want to get my knitting needles out. I have been itching to make something using Rowan's Cocoon yarn for some time. I loved all the earthy colours on the colour card. At some time, when I'd taken my eye off the ball (if you'll excuse the pun), a whole new palette was added.



















I found the pattern for a scarf in this book and picked up 4 balls of Cocoon in Red Wine (shade 00819) whilst in Fishguard on our holiday. I haven't knitted anything lacy for years and it has been a comfort to sit and knit away, counting stitches and marking down rows. Relaxing into the rhythm that knitting brings.



















The yarn is incredibly soft - not at all itchy, so it won't be a problem draping it round my neck. It's extra long - over 2m! Perfect for really wrapping up in.









The best bit? I think it will look fabulous with my new coat...

17 comments:

  1. It will look fabulous with your new coat!

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  2. Looks wonderful - must check that yarn out next time I go past the wool shop.

    And I love your coat - I was very tempted by it. Very.

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  3. Lovely knitting...and I love that coat, I'm tempted too...what colour did you go for?
    D x

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  4. lovely colour, its going to look really good when finished.
    julie

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  5. delicious colour - I love that yarn too, very soft and cuddly and perfect for your enviable new coat!

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  6. NICE coat!! I want the red one!! and a black scarf. But I can't knit. Boo hoo. Am going to have a try though. Soon! x

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  7. Sigh. I had last years version of the Boden cord coat, in turquoise!! Tis a thing of beauty.Your scarf looks amazingly soft snuggly and warm, and not at all itchy! (never a good thing). I started knitting a scarf last autumn and eventually finished it by December. I wore it once, to the rugby at Twickenham, and had to carefully disguise the hole in it with a corsage.Hahaha...x

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  8. P.S- how cool are those knitting needles?!!

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  9. Love that coat. The scarf will be perfect to wear with it.

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  10. In which colourway are you getting the coat? The scarf is going to be yummy. I'm actually knitting some scarves at the moment ... amazing! I haven't knitted anything except monkey hats for months!

    x

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  11. It's going to be a gorgeous scarf..what a beautiful colour and size! Your new coat is pretty snazzy too! Gx

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  12. Yummy. Oddly enough I've just knitted a new lacy scarf too! Must be the season for it.

    Off to spy on your coat ...

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  13. I love extra long scarves and winding them round and round! And it's going to look gorgeous with the coat.

    Somehow I've completely missed this yarn. Must get back into the knitting loop...K x

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  14. The Scarf looks lovely, you will certainly be snug this winter.

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  15. Your knitting looks beautifully autumnal.
    I too have my eye on that coat, I wonder what colour you went for? I am thinking the red for me, but then again, the blue looks nice....hmm.

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  16. The change of season has had me knitting my first socks. I've just started on a lace scarf/shawl so can't wait to see how it turns out. Love the colour of your yarn.

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