Designer: Michele Wang
Pattern book: The LOFT Collection: Fall/Winter 2011
Yarn: My Hand Dyed Yarn
Needles: Size 5 Circular Knit Pick's needle
Pattern Rating: 4 out of 5 due to curling
This is my first ever Cowl. I wanted to make something simple with pretty stitches to show off my hand dyed yarn. When I saw Pei at my local yarn store I knew this was the pattern for my yarn. It was a very simple pattern and it knitted up very quickly. It took my five days to make it and that was only because I would knit in small bursts as my work schedule has been super busy.
I made only one change to the pattern and that was that I did not make the "Nupps" those things are a pain in the neck and in my opinion do not add much to the pattern. When I do make this pattern again, I will be adding beads to where the Nupps would be.
Now on to the problem with Pei. It curls, oh man does it curl. I really had to work hard on the placement of the Cowl on the picture above and even then I had to hurry up and take the photo because it was beginning to curl. You can even see in the photo how the ends where already curling.
I saw on Ravelry that I am not the only one with the curling problem. So I need to read some of the project notes made by other people and find out if someone figured out a way to not make it curl so much because I plan on eventually making it again.
Here is a close up picture of the stitching and of the yarn color:
Until next time, Happy Knitting!