Handspun Linen Stitch Cowl

OK, this one is beautiful. I am quite pleased with my result. I took my flower shop inferno 3 ply handspun and started a linen stitch cowl before Christmas. I didn’t get very far because linen stitch takes forever, and because other projects got in the way. But, I finished finally this week, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. The linen stitch is so perfect for such a colorful and variegated yarn, it makes each color fade into the next even more effectively than handspun just on its own.

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And, because I’ve been talking about the inside of the cowl this whole time, I am going to show that off too.



Just stunning and rich! I love it!

10 thoughts on “Handspun Linen Stitch Cowl

  1. Sooo much linen stitch. I’m glad you made it to the end. I’ve learned that one thing I just can’t handle very well is long stretches of tiny, repetitive patterns. Drives me up the wall.

    • I think what saves me is the ability to put it down and work on other things, and only pick it up when I need truly mindless knitting.

      • No kidding.

        For me, that sort of thing falls into the unhappy region where I have to pay *some* attention to it or I mess up the pattern. Not truly mindless. And soooo booooring.

  2. Wow – that came out just beautifully. I did an endless linen stitch scarf last spring/summer as well, and wile I love it, I vowed not to it again any time soon. 🙂 But now that I see it in these pretty colors, I think I might do a variegated one if I ever do it again. Really nice!

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