Quick Holiday Knits Part 3 – Drumlin Enclose in Burly in 3.5 hours

This was the starting point, a super bulky, smooth, single-ply called Burly. It’s 2.5 stitches to 1 inch – super fast and super fat! Look at that blue, too! Smooth, bright, intense, slightly varied in tones – Caribbean Blue will help your mind wander to warmer climates in the cold season.

Given 3.5 hours, it turned into this:

It’s the Drumlin Enclose cowl by JUL Designs. A wonderful, fast-yet-interesting cowl knit with elongated travelling stitched to mimic glacial drumlin formations seen throughout the world’s geography.

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The rich leather black closure is the Venetian Hinge, also by JUL Designs. I love the substantial feel of the leather and the matte black finish. You could also use a JUL Designs French Curve to connect the cowl.

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3.5 hours is a few episodes of your favorite Netflix addiction. A nice Sunday afternoon with some tea and cats. I started the cowl at my daughter’s choir performance at Frederik Meijer Garden’s Holiday Tree Lighting where she was singing carols with the Girls Choral Academy. That was the bottom border and the first 8-row repeat. Another section was knit over Thanksgiving weekend. The remaining section and top border was swiftly dispatched during an evening’s enjoyment of Netflix. Wet block, stretching length-wise a few times (if you need hints or resources, KnitSpot blog has some new items and examples of blocking success), weave in ends, pick your closure, and viola! a wonderful, warm cowl that took no time to knit up.

 

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Right now, Heidi and Lana in Sebring, OH has some Burly and JUL Designs Closures. You can also ask your Local Yarn Shop to contact us (me, or my Yarn Rep Andrea Marquis of Yarn Superhero) and we will get a grouping of Burly and closures out to your shop tight away!

We have a great selection, too, in the Yarn Hollow etsy shop, in eight vibrant, intense colors that are meant to work with many colors and styles of outwear. Check the yarns out and pick out your favorite colors. We’ve got JUL Closures, too, to work with the cowls – one stop shopping and you’re on your way to a warm, fun cowl!



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