A cowl and a winner!

Do you remember this yummy piece of squishy loveliness?

 I spoke about it in this post, it's the scarf I was making from Marianne Dekker-Roos' lovely new book, Colorful Crochet.  
(I'll also be announcing the giveaway winner in a mo, so do stay tuned!)

I had great fun crocheting up this pattern and the only thing I really have to grumble about is the fact that it didn't last nearly long enough.  Totally my own fault but I ran out of yarn.  I'd grabbed some of the lovely Scheepjes Merino Soft that I had left over in stash and started stitching before actually thought to see if I had enough to complete the job.  It'll come as no surprise that it turned out that I was woefully short.

I could have ordered more of course, but a little notion popped up in my brain that would solve the problem another way and it seemed too good to waste once it had occurred to me.  So I ended up turning this scarf into a cowl.  The length I'd made in the colours that I liked gave me just the right around the neck kind of size.  A few slip stitches to make a simple join from the last row to the first and I was done.

It feels amazing to wear, as silky and as soft against my skin as I could wish for and as puffy and warm as I'll need when the Autumn comes rolling around again.  I'd definitely make this lovely pattern again, although I might well check I've got enough yarn before I start next time.

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A Winner is Announced!

You might also remember that Marianne very kindly let me offer you lovely people the chance to win a copy of this beautiful book to enjoy too, and so I'm very happy to tell you that a winner has been selected, and the prize goes too...

Hannah Thorley

Congratulations Hannah

If you could send me a message with your details and I'll get that prize winging it's way to you!

S x





  1. Pretty colours! And always the need for another cowl. Well, maybe not today!

  2. Your cowl is beautiful. And congrats to the winner!

  3. Your Cowl is gorgeous! Love the colors and the texture looks like it just needs to be touched and squished! Love it! Congratulations to the winner.