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Happy New Year

 

I cast on a new waffle cowl on New Years Eve - there’s  something quite satisfying starting the new year with a new project. 

We popped to Whitstable for our last beach walk for 2021 and I literally cast in 5 mins before we left. I do love some in car knitting whilst my husband drives!

I chose some 20g DK hand dye minis I had in my stash and I was drawn towards Love Hearts - my favourite colourway of 2021. Yarn: @myyarnplace DK 20g minis. Although it’s DK weight it feels a littler heavier and I cast on using 5mm Hiya Hiya 60cm circulars- my favourite needles right now.

Pattern: Waffle Cowl @garloedesign It’s a free pattern and only 4 row repeat so it’s easy to remember and it looks so good in the hand dye yarn. At the time of writing this I’ve almost finished it. I do love a quick satisfying knitting project.

If you fancy knitting one I cast on 101 stitches, the first stitch is knitted onto the right hand needle - the original first stitch is then pulled over this stitch - leaving 100 stitches and joined in the round. I did 19 pattern repeats on 5mm Hiya Hiya circulars 60cm and it’s a perfect fit! It’s going to be perfect popped over a thin jumper 

Happy New Year - happy knitting

Amanda x

And here it is finished



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Unknown said…
This is lovely. I use a lot of @myyarnplace yarn for my fingerless gloves.

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