The great cowl kal

I’m not sure how detailed I will write about this, I am afraid this can be a very long entry if I’ll write all details, but I also know that knitters like details, so if you’re not a knitter I suggest you just skip this one, or you might get very bored indeed.

I had never really done a kal with a deadline before, so I joined this cause I wanted to prove to myself that I could complete something. I also love cowls, so this seemed like the kal for me.


The details on patterns and how long we had (it was 5 cowls, 50 days) you can find here: and here

We got the first pattern free, then if we completed before the deadline we got the next one for free, and so on. If you want to make them you can buy them on Liz’s pattern page on rav, here:

I am proud that I finished them all on time, though I am a bit sick of cowls now ;) As for the organizing of the kal I think Liz did a great job, and I salute her for the time and effort she put in to this. that being said i I felt there was a bit too many errata coming along, especially considering she had test knitters. Some of the errors should have been easily picked up by a test knitter. it is a bit frustrating being in a pattern, then suddenly the errata comes, and you have to start over, or just end up with a weird-looking cowl. (as I did with number one)


here are my cowls:

nr 1 was called flurries. I knitted mine with Garnstudio Drops alpacca, on 3,5 and 5mm needles. I gave this to my step daughter







nr 2 is called A very good cowl indeed. I loved this one, the pattern had many options, i kept this for mee :) Its knitted on 4mm needles with Pickles pure alpaca yarn.




nr 3 is called Weeble wooble. I hated this. It was boring, never-ending, I got holes in my short row sections even though it was said that we wouldn’t get holes, and after soaking it turned out so huge i almost cried. A friend of mine in Finland came to the rescue, cause she really liked it (weird girl) and she will adopt it, and give it all the love I can’t provide. It is knitted on 3,5 mm needles, and I used Abuelita merino 3 ply, and Pickles baby merino.



nr 4. Liked this one, keeping this one! Funny to make, comfy to wear. it’s called perpetually persistent (i have no idea what that means) and I knitted it on 12 mm needles. (wowza! fun going from 3,5 to 12) I used Garnstudio drops Andes, great  yarn,  its like drops eskimo, but plied, and it has a bit alpacca in it to make it yum.




nr 5: Blueberry scowl is the name of this one. I felt this dragged out, but the pattern was interesting. I did a lot of changes to it though, and I am not sure if i will keep it or not. Knitted on 4,5 mm needles with Abuelita merino worsted.







3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by pmoys on April 5, 2012 at 16:16

    Lovely cowls, all of them!


  2. Posted by pmoys on April 5, 2012 at 16:18

    So many cowls! I really like the 3rd one. It reminds me of a burlap sack, although its probably a million times softer. It’s very earthy and I like it. I’m glad there were a few from the challenge that you enjoyed.


    • Posted by lengsel on April 5, 2012 at 16:26

      cowl frienzy indeed. I cant believe anyone likes nr 3, but Its gotten two hearts on my project page. It was a fun thing to do, but it was fun do be done too ;)


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