Arctic Ice Cowl, Yarn Along

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This week, I have been working on a new cowl design, it’s called Arctic Ice. It has been knitting up quite quickly and then, to my utter dismay, I noticed I had knitted 4 instead of 3 plain rounds in one of the sections so I had to pull back… This yarn has a small amount of mohair in it, when I say small, I mean, well, when one tries to pull back mohair it kind of mats together and takes years off your life in the process because you can’t really see where you are and then you could have possibly lost stitches etc…I still love it tremendously, it’s so gorgeously soft and wonderful to wear and I want more of it!

I removed my circular needles and had 200 live stitches just lying there staring at me. Of course I wanted this situation sorted out as quickly as possible, (my nerves). I pulled back really carefully, the mohair wasn’t too accommodating at first and then it relented and allowed me to pull back to the exact spot I needed to, much to my relief! I am now knitting the final few rounds and when it’s finished there will be a test knit on my Ravelry group. I love test knits, they are so much fun!

Happy Wednesday, joining with Ginny🙂

PS I’m having a 10% discount on the patterns in my Etsy shop, just add discount code WILD1 in the checkout:)

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18 Responses to Arctic Ice Cowl, Yarn Along

  1. Lisa March 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Glad it all worked out! Beautiful color, that yarn is. 🙂

  2. Emma March 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    200 live stitches, you are brave. Nice of the kitty to lend a paw!

  3. Heather March 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Gorgeous colors Linda, can’t wait to see it completed.

  4. heathermama March 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    holy moly! that yarn is amazing! that is going to be a beautiful cowl!

  5. karen March 27, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    knitting with fuzzy yarn has its plusses and minuses. It is fluffy and feels so soft. And it’s a nightmare to rip out. You have to undo each stitch and make sure to disconnect the fuzzy. Glad you found the mistake and were able to fix it!! Looks so lovely by the way 🙂

  6. holmesna March 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Love it! When I knit at my daughter’s house, her cats like to help, too! 🙂

  7. Natalie March 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    Lovely, the wool looks gorgeously soft! Glad you managed to pull back.
    I would love to take part in the test knit 🙂

  8. Angela March 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Lovely colors! Looks amazingly soft. So glad you were able to pull back to where you needed to.

  9. Kim March 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm #


  10. Becca March 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    I would have sewn a thread through the stitches below the frogging zone first. 200 live stitches… not me.

  11. Leslie March 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Love the texture and color.

  12. Nancy March 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Your colors made my heart skip a beat. Did you dye this yarn? Gorgeous!

  13. sustainablemum March 28, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    Wow, I don’t think I am as brave as you to rip back with that many live stitches!

  14. Gracey March 28, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    It’s gorgeous..and yeah mohair is a pain to rip out….

  15. Jenny March 28, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Those colors are lovely. Happy knitting!

  16. K April 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    Reading backwards – lovely stitching. It looks so rich and smooshy.

  17. Marsha November 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    i’m looking for the patterns for the FROZEN LAKE COWL and the EMERALD ISLE COWL.
    on your web site it says you are working on them and that was back in 2012.
    i’m hoping you have the pattern now. they look so beautiful.

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