Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Double Rainbow Cowl

21 January 2017

Double Rainbow Cowl

Back in November, I found out there was a new knitting designer, Christy Furlan-Yarning for Whimsy, looking for test knitters for her double rainbow cowl pattern. After looking at the specifics, I saw that I had yarn from my stash that I could use for the contrasting color-Knit Picks Chroma, Pegasus. I choose a solid color for the main color-Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Alpaca Dance, Cinder.



This pattern is perfect for a beginner to branch off knitting. The only stitches are: garter stitch, slipping purl-wise, and cables. If you're hesitant to cable knit, there are directions in the pattern how you can knit it without a cable needle. When I've test knit before, I've never tweaked a test knit pattern without making sure it was okay with the designer. It turns out that I missed a major part of the pattern. I missed the fact that I had to repeat the contrasting part after about 12 rows of garter stitch in the main color. I'm slightly frustrated by this. Only because I think it would have shown the color changes in Chroma much more. At the same time, I LOVE how the cowl looks. How it wraps around my neck. How it drapes. My daughter also likes my cowl. So much so, I'm afraid she's going to claim it for herself-AKA steal it. I might knit her a small version of this cowl following the directions better next time.

You can purchase the pattern for $5.00

Have you ever test knit a pattern before? How did it work out for you?

9 comments:

  1. this is so pretty.

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  2. Love how the colorful stripes spice up the good old garter stitch!

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  3. Oh, this is pretty! My project right now is in Chroma Vermont and man, I love those shades. I love that whole line, actually.

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  4. PRetty! I'm inspired by all your knitting.

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  5. I love how this came out too! You did an awesome job and had some really helpful comments :) Thanks for your great work test knitting!!

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  6. Beautiful cowl! I love all the knitting posts on your blog!

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