I’d been looking for an excuse to knit with some Quince & Co for awhile so when I stumbled on a yarn/pattern kit at my favorite yarn store, I picked it up with a family member’s birthday in mind. I’m a sucker for a good kit and I loved the neutrals with pops of color and the way one section leads into another.
It wasn’t until I got the pattern home that I realized I was going to be knitting in a tube and grafting the two ends together. All 196 stitches of them. In the round. Considering I’d only ever used the kitchener stitch three times before, I was more than a little nervous. And with good reason. When I was finally finished grafting the two ends together, I realized I’d twisted my cowl. Luckily, I like the unintentional design element and hope the recipient will as well.
The pattern was well written and easy to follow. It was also a great way to force myself to learn kitchener. As for the yarn, I can’t speak highly enough for Quince & Co. It had a great weight, feels amazing, and knit up beautifully.
Knitting is forcing me to let go of my perfectionism. (Or maybe that’s old age).