Rare to have two things finished at the same time. Downright unprecedented to have two ALPACA things finished at the same time.
Wendy Baker and Belinda Boaden’s addictive London Cowling here, worked to a long enough length that it can be double-looped.
The pattern calls for a three-needle bindoff. I went with a Kitchener in a moment of crazy. Kitchener doesn’t bother me, as long as I don’t get interrupted with questions about fungi and nematodes. (Seventh grade science is so tapewormy! Ech!) I like how the seam is flatter than a three-needle bindoff, but next time I’d make sure I was working from a purl row on the top so as to hide the seam better.
(My blocking pride makes me point out that I haven’t blocked this London Cowling yet!)
The Laurel sweater, by Marie Wallin from Rowan 50, is what I’d hoped it would be: a snurgly blanket of a pullover, excellent on a cold day like today. It would be the worst thing in the world above 40 degrees!
I’ve never worked a neckline like this before.
It’s basically a vertical slit in the front piece. Only a few stitches of shaping at the armholes, none at the neckline. It’s odd, but functional: I mean, my head fits through it, so I guess we’re good.
Wishing one and all a swell weekend!