Monday, January 19, 2009

Big Knits


After looking at Yokoo's great Etsy shop, I fell in love with her grey and yellow cowl.

If there wasn't a credit crunch it would be mine. Maybe for my birthday it still can be. But in the meantime I thought I would have a go. So off I went and bought the largest needles John Lewis had.



They're so huge they feel like comedy needles! I could barely hold them. Giant knits seem to be all the rage on the catwalk and I have been seeing some jolly mice giant knit scarfs on the streets of Hoxton. So I embarked on a test mission. It's so rewarding as even the slowest knitter in the world like me can create something like this in an evening! Ace.



After completing this test, I am now ready for attempt number two! I think I might accentuate my rib by doing my tea cosy design and maybe using some slightly smaller needles this time. Then I might try one with a fancy cable.

I still plan to put some buttons on my existing one but it still seems to be stretching out everytime I wear it. It is very warm though.

5 comments:

Kim said...

This looks lovely and cosy, I'm loving the giant knits! I'm currently finishing off a semi chunky knit scarf at the moment so I may just get a giant knit on the go next...

Pippa said...

Hooray! Well done! And you did this in one evening?! Impressive.

jaypeg said...

Thanks guys. It probably took two days if I am honest. It looks like a lot but it really isn't. Giant knitting is very rewarding like that. I might have to keep going until I have 100 cowls!

f. pea said...

Love the giant knits. I can definitely see you with a different giant cowl for every day of the year.

jaypeg said...

I do love to colour co-ordinate. I might have to make a slight change in each one so at the end I have the perfect cowl!