Thursday, June 27, 2013

Albers Cowl


Happiness is the Albers Cowl.  You know how it is when you find just the right pattern and just the right yarn for wherever it is you’re at?  This project was exactly what I wanted.  I was captivated, and even monogamous, which is not my usual way.  Log cabin construction is just endlessly interesting, and these squares went everywhere with me this week.  Love.  This is sock yarn on US #2 needles, which, as I think about it, seems like it would take a long time.  It seems like it should have, but I guess I was just fascinated by the whole thing.  I went at a rate of about one square a day, and I made four so it would wrap twice and be all cozy.  Ridiculous in this heat (yes, heat!  Ah, summer in New York!) to have all this wool on my neck, but such is my life. 


So tough, the selfie.  I should just get out the tripod.


These are all sock yarns, and they were all in my cupboard. (Two different oranges?  I wanted two different pairs of orange socks?)  Two or three of them are leftovers from something else—the lightest pink is the last remnant of my Purl Soho Spud and Chloe, the yarn that didn’t fly off the back of the Staten island Ferry into New York Harbor, only because I was clinging to it for dear life—and the rest is either Louet Gems Super Fine (colors Citrus, Bright Red, and Pearl Gray) or Cascade Heritage Silk (colors 5610 and 5648) or one beautiful skein of orange semi-solid handpainted Merino Wool from Ellen’s Half Pint Farm.  


There’s a lot of yarn left.  Maybe I’ll make this with it.  So much plain knitting.  I swear I think of that and just get a little thrill. 



Actually, there’s the Albers Shawl, too. 


Watch this space!


  1. It's gorgeous! I am just amazed at the speed of your knitting. I have projects that I start enthusiastically but end up just languishing. Maybe one day I'll finish something!

  2. Wow you are quick. I love it, the color, the pattern and your selfie.

  3. It's really beautiful. I love the colors and the drape of it. I think your selfies are pretty good too. :)

  4. love it!!!!! splendid colours combo!!!!
    xxxx Ale

  5. It's so lovely feel I need to add it to my list x

  6. Love it turned twice it looks so snug. Jo x

  7. LOVE your cowl! Really like the colours, it is gorgeous!

  8. Gorgeous colours, I love it!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  9. Well done. It looks as if it comes from a very stylish shop!

    Interested in a giveaway? I'm giving away two packages of fabrics because my blog exists for a half year:

  10. I like this!!! I wonder if I could do it in crochet....I must be able too....I like the ideas of the large squares and rectangles and those colours are very eyecatching.

    ok my evaluation is 10 over 10 points LOL!!!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  11. The colours are beautiful. Full of inspiration, thank you x

  12. Like most say..I don't know how you do it? How you knit projects so fast. I am a single empty nester and still don't have time to complete a lot of projects I have started. The colors of the cowl are beautiful and I love the log cabin designs.

  13. Beautiful scarf! you are lightening quick with those knitting needles! :)

  14. I love everything about this beautiful cowl - you've done a great, and quick, job with it - - and you're 'selfies' are great too!
    Joy x

  15. It's beautiful the colours look so well together you are so clever ~ Sarah x

  16. I really like colour palette you use. What would you call it?

    1. Ooh, good question! How about "Caramel and Sherbet"?

  17. Very nice! I really like the colors your chose.

  18. I would love to have you come by and link up some of your projects on my new Feature Your Fibers link Party! You always have such lovely things to share!

    ~ Sarah

  19. Looks great!! You always put colors together perfectly

  20. It all works so beautifully. As everyone has mentioned, you have a wonderful eye for colour, and that pattern was a great find too. I love the first picture, where it is sitting long, it really shows off the pattern beautifully. :)

  21. LOVE it!!! The colours go so well together, and I love the square-pattern! As always, you did a fantastic job! :-)

  22. you are amazing clever with colours. love your knitting, it is inspiring even here in Denmark

    - Gitte