Bulky Cowls, Easy AND Clever

By Ann Shayne
February 14, 2017
bulky cowls

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  • Curse you all and your knitting ideas! 😉 (really, just kidding)
    Oh, to have hours on end to knit, rearrange stash, update Ravelry pages, knit, drink tea, knit some more (with bulky yarn). Jobs, traveling spouse, chronically sick kid, tax preparation, putting the house up for sale. The list is endless. Real life stuff can be such a drag, cutting into knitting time.
    At least I had a delightful three minutes with MDK! Always a high point in my day. Thanks for that!!

  • When we went to Seattle for our honeymoon this October, I made sure a trip to Bainbridge and Churchmouse was on the agenda! Further confirmation that I married the right man. He happily sat and read while I wandered the store and pet all the yarn.

  • I have a possible KAL! Your post of Mary-Ann Lammers cowl led me to her DaVinci collection:
    She gives ideas on “cracking the code” for easy color pooling. Do you think MDK might want to tackle that with a yarn you guys pick in the future? I love the unique look, just phobic to math:)

    • Mary-Ann has a couple of groups on Ravelry, too. One for her designs and another she’s just started for accessories. I’m in both as Coffeeknitrepeat. 🙂

      • Thank you!

      • Hello Sue! Thanks so much for letting me know my pattern is here. Lovely way to start my day and I am honoured to be mentioned!

        • G’day Mary-Ann! You’re welcome. That’s what friends are for. 🙂

  • Churchmouse is delightful! First of all, you get to take a ferry, which is a novel experience (for me, anyway) and then the little downtown area is totally charming, and then the store itself is fantastic. Highly recommended bucket-list item.

  • Love that Portillo cowl!

    • Due to illness, snow, and life, I jost got my circs for making my Portillo cowl. It wont be finished for 02/13-14. Soon now, though, it will be on my needles. I am knitting it for Me (!). Such a great look; I can’t wait to wear it!

  • I am grieving my friends’ move away from Bainbridge Island for more than one reason. (1) They will be farther away from us. (2) I won’t have a reason to WALK (yes, on Bainbridge Island everyone walks everywhere) from their house down to Churchmouse several times a year. However, we will all still be in the same time zone. The people at Churchmouse are the NICEST YARN STORE EMPLOYEES EVER! And that’s saying something…

  • I have made a few verson of Kay’s biggie. Love it.

  • A bale of Brunswick would make a lovely gift for Valentine’s Day. Great cowls, and as we are still knee deep in snow up here in this part of Canada, one may appear on my needles this weekend.

  • To Kay “It’s Blurry on Purpose” Gardiner, I also employ this method of photography. We must compare notes sometime.

  • Yes! Bulky is the way! Great options thanks

  • I just finished a bulky cowl out of Clara’s beautiful Cormo –Suloinen by Ysolda Teague. The lace pattern is wonderful in the bulky yarn, and I finished it in two days. I’m considering making another out of Brunswick. Perfect gift.

  • Hahahahahahaha LOVE the caption of my Portillo Cowl. (Catching up on my week of MDK. )

  • Show off? MOI????
    Thanks for the shout out.

  • Gaptastic!

  • I was lucky enough to visit Bainbridge Island and Churchmouse Yarn and Tea this year. I bought the library vest pattern and some mango tea. And then crossed the street and visited a Quilt Shop!

    Bainbridge Island is really a beautiful place, but we stayed in Poulsbo because it was more in our budget.