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State Street plus

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Hannah Fettig pointed us to Karen Templer’s stunning version of the State Street Cowl in Puffin, color Frank’s Plum. I love it and wish I’d made the original in this size. But never too late. I’ll be casting on for Karen’s cowl in the next few hours.

She used three skeins of Puffin rather than two, and added one repeat of the 17-st and 12-row repeat in each direction. Her post on getting started has some good tips for keeping track of where you are, if, as I often am, you’re given to paying more attention to your Netflick than your needles.

If you plan to order yarn for this, you might add a skein (four total) to be on the safe side. The project takes all the yarn called for and people knit differently. I know it’s hard to believe, but some people’s stitches take up more yarn than others, even at the same gauge. I know, I know. I KNOW. Hard to believe. But it’s true. We’ll always take your extra skein back, if you don’t dip into it.

Karen notes in her blog that the color Frank’s Plum in her photo  shows it more intense than is actual. So picture a purple that is vibrant but a bit milder than shown. What is it about reds and purples in digital form? Bling!

 

 

9 Responses to “State Street plus”

  1. Abi says:

    Haha, I love this. ‘I know, I know. I KNOW.’ You people are so funny. Knitting is an imperfect art.

    Love the cowl. Beautiful colour. Reds and purples are vibrant any way you look at them, I think.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Lovely!

  3. TrishKnits says:

    Wow! Sensational in purple and so big and squishy. Love it! [adding to queue...]

  4. britt says:

    wow. that looks awesome and so cozy!! and warm.

  5. Alysha T says:

    I want to make this ASAP

  6. janice says:

    Wow! What a difference and so stunning. I appreciate the Bulkaholic love. Puffin in an unsung beauty.

  7. [...] — And oh, hey, Pam Allen loves my State Street Cowl! [...]

  8. Nikki says:

    Twisted, my fav yarn & notions shoppe, along with Close Knit (NE Alberta St, Portland, OR, my hometown), are my places to go. Twisted carries Imperial Yarn Stock Ranch yarn, whereas Close Knit cannot anymore. But still, both are my favs, and I’d highly recommend both to any fibre artist!

  9. Susan Byrne says:

    How do I order State Street Plus?

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