FO Friday: Two Cowls

I bought two skeins of DK-weight yarn from A Hundred Ravens, and made two cowls!

Pretty yarn:
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I made the orangey-red skein of Danu into a Greyhaven cowl:

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Project: Maple Greyhaven

Pattern: Greyhaven

Designer: Robin Ulrich

Available: $4 on Ravelry

Yarn: A Hundred Ravens Danu (Maple)

I wanted a tighter cowl, so I cast on with only seven repeats of the main lace pattern.  My first try turned out too tight, so I frogged and cast on again with one extra repeat.  At this stitch count, the yarn pooled in a really beautiful way!  Happy accident.

For the pink-and-green skein of Danu, I decided on Trestle, somewhat modified:

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Project: Rose Trestle

 

Pattern: Trestle Neckwarmer

 

Designer: Virginia Catherall

 

Available: FREE on Ravelry

 

Yarn: A Hundred Ravens Danu (Briar Rose)

I eliminated the button on this pattern, and knit it in the round instead of flat.  I also reduced the number of repeats, going for a snugger fit.  Once again, too snug! I frogged, added a repeat, knit it again. I love the fit of the final version — it stays up around my neck if I’m cold, or I can fold it in half for a more decorative look.  The cables played nice with this vibrant colorway. Yay!

Danu is soft, soft, soft and held up to the frogging well, despite being a single-ply yarn.

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