Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Cowl ~ In Progress & Completed

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After the success of making my first wrist warmers, I then turned my mind onto a new cowl. You may remember this one from last year - I always regretted not buying the black version at the time. So I took a closer look at the cowl and decided again to try and crochet one myself. I used just the simple double crochet stitch but to get the chunkiness I wanted, I used the thickest yarn I could find with a 9mm Brittany hook. The yarn is particularly beautiful, I managed to find some in both the black I wanted and also a navy that I don't already have. They're each taking between 400-600g of wool, to be able to achieve the volume that I want. One is a dark charcoal colour with flecks of blue/grey and the other a deep navy blue with lighter flecks. So I have finished the navy, along with some more arm warmers. The dark grey I hope to finish very soon!

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A|wear grey coat ~ self made cowl & arm warmers ~ Chanel lips & nails

60 comments:

  1. Wonderful! The yarn looks so cosy and you've done a great job. I miss my knitting days... Now it's all computer, computer, computer...

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  2. Pretty and amazing - I want to make one! Oh why oh why have I forgotten how to knit...

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  3. Oooh, you look amazing! Your bangs are perfect Paula.

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  4. These are lovely, I definitely love the dark grey ! Well done n_n

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  5. ohhh I love this! is it like a snood? really gorgeous and so fun that you've made them yourself. am feeling motivated to get back into knitting now...

    p.s. adorable matching wrist warmers! xx

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  6. It looks wonderful and warm. But then again, you are beautiful!!!!
    Un abrazo clever girl!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  7. This cowl is really nice! I'd like to knit but I'm really bad for that! Maybe I will take some lesson one day ^^

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  8. Wow...they look great! Again, thanks so much for the wrist warmers. I already worn them and love them a lot! ;) The bows are just too cute!

    xx

    S*

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  9. I love these pieces- I can't believe you made them! I'm trying to stay warm under a blanket on the couch right now and would love to be wearing a warm cowl!

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  10. wow!!

    gorgeous!!
    wonderful job!!

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  11. Wow they are amazing, I also love the red lips and nails - such a good contrast! x

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  12. SO GORGEOUS and such talent. Love this and love how chunky you have made it! just wish i could crochet or knit, so much nicer than buying a run of the mill snood or armwarmers and you can create just what you fancy. The year before last the lady who works for me knitted me a huge slouchy hat and armwarmers in chunky minky coloured wool... the best present ever! You look stunning and love your hair like that.. kind of geisha? Katie.xx

    fashion clocked

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  13. great scarf!! Make me one too? ^_^

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  14. I got rid of my bangs, but these pics make me doubt to get some again...

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  15. Ohhh im so jealous you can knit!! I've been meaning to take it up for ages now! Deff going to look in to it :) xo

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  16. I can't get over how lovely these are! I have one cowl that I wear daily and it's getting a bit worn now, so maybe I should learn how to knit and make my own! x

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  17. This is brilliant, love the matching wrist warmers too. I feel the need for Chanel red nails now too!

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  18. You did an awesome job making them they look beautiful and it's so much more satisfing to make your own clothes sometimes xoxo

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  19. Great job, they look amazing! Oh I wish I could remeber how to knit.

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  20. love your hair...it's so perfect!!!

    http://moonsandme.blogspot.com/

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  21. Those are absolutely lovely! I'm inspired, I suck at crocheting but I'm going to try and make a pair of arm warmers.

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  22. I am not good at making time to make these kinda things myself so kudos to you.... they are on my Christmas list, well, something similar.

    Beautiful pictures as always too x

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  23. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love how "chunky" it is. Ah, it look so warm~

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  24. You are so talented and creative, and you look stunning as always.

    I am in awe...

    LOVE
    J
    XOXO :)

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  25. ohhh..i dont know how to knit with three needles..
    actually, i am no expert with two, either.
    it looks lovely and so cozy.

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  26. That cowl is amazing! Great work!

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  27. You are so talented to have made this yourself. And you look beautiful in these pictures, as always :) Paris in Pink

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  28. You look beautiful!
    Both the cowl & the arm warmers are stunning & all the more special since you made them, you clever thing you xo

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  29. INCREDIBLE!!!!! It looks so gorgeous!!!! Great job!






    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh, that cowl looks so cosy and warm! And it's perfect with the arm warmers! I wish I could knit...

    *Ena*

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  31. Chunky knits everywhere!! I must get back to my knitting, it was so relaxing and the way the budget's gotten tighter, you've given me a great gift idea :D Beautiful images as usual and I now am inspired to buy myself some soft yarn and whip out a cowl before the cold truly kicks in.

    Ripped Nylon

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  32. I get so inspired by seeing creativity in action. We all have our niche of talents. You knit loveliness!

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  33. Hey dear,
    can you tell us
    how are you doing
    this cool knit glows??!!
    Kisses

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  34. Wow! Amazing!! I'm so jealous, I'm still trying with non results... hahaha!

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  35. These look amazing. I am on a mission to teach myself to knit. I figured that I'd start with a chunky scarf. Do you have any advice on needle size and yearn? Thank you :)

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  36. Oh wow, the completed product looks great on you! I love that it comes with matching arm warmers:)

    xx

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  37. Beautiful Paula! And your smile :)

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  38. Wow, that looks amazing! So warm and snug for the gales a-blowing outside at the moment!

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  39. This looks gorgeous - you've done a great job. Lovely coat too - I've got one just like it from Urban Outfitters. Will try to blog it at some point. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  40. you are so talented. i wish i had the time to learn how to do things like this. i can knit and i dont even do that often so i could never make such lovely items!
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  41. Ah it looks great! Makes me want to crochet my own too :)

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  42. Your so talented! I'm loving the cowl and matching wrist warmers! It sure looks cosy and warm! x

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  43. wow - those look amamzing! well done :)

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  44. Oh wow, it's gorgeous! I should ask my mom to teach me how to knit. My youngest sister knitted herself and my other sister a scarf....but still waiting for mine haha! Well done on your gorgeous cowl!

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  45. Those look so cozy!! Great job :)

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  46. WOw! You did good they look super warm and cozy!

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  47. Oh my gooodnes, this scarf is just gorgeous! And the coat? Wow.

    x

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  48. Omgosh, you're so good!! You did an awesome job with both! I've been lazy with knitting this month, you've inspired me to pick it up again asap!:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  49. Wow great job! Looks very cosy and warm. I've learnt how to knit a few times in my life but somewhere along the track abandoned it...I'd love to start knitting again.

    You look the picture of perfection!

    xx Carina

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  50. You have the perfect fringe! I wish I could actually knit- what you've made looks awesome.

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Hannah xo

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  51. This is just spectacular! The cowl looks so warm and cosy. I have something very similar in black, but I lacked the talent to make it myself ;-)

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  52. This cowl is beautiful and you're sooo pretty wearing it! On the first picture you really look like Tori Amos!

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  53. Oh I wish I knew how to make the wrist warmers (and mittens!!!!)

    I'm gonna write a post on some cute knits. Please visit if you have time =)

    Bonita

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  54. Woww!! I think I'll try and persuade my mum to knit me one of these!

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  55. I love your Cowl, did you use a knitting pattern or did you make it up yourself? I've always wanted to knit one but I couldn't decide whether to knit a rectangle and sew the ends together or to try and use a circular needle!

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