Brokenhearted

Brokenhearted

The Name

Brokenhearted by K. D. Lang

I have been told – twice now – that this cowl looks very christmassy. While I have to admit that it does, I named it Brokenhearted because that is how I was feeling during the knit.

Brokenhearted

The Cowl

Dimensions: 11-inch diameter x 20-inch height

Ever since this cold weather set in, I have needed more protection while crocheting/knitting so I decided to make a longer cowl that I could pull up over my head.

Knit in garter.

Brokenhearted

The Yarns

Teddy Bear
Color: 001 White; Content: 95% Acrylic, 5% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky+

Lion Brand Homespun
Color: 375 Candy Apple & Passion Pink*; Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky

Unknown Grey
Color: Xmas*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 6, Super Bulky+

Teddy Bear is left over from Under The Bridge; Homespun is left over from Poison Arrow; and Unknown Grey is exactly that.

Brokenhearted

+ Weight designation not available, estimated by Hooker Leo
* Color name not available, assignment by Hooker Leo
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Poison Arrow: Off da Hook

The Name

Poison Arrow by ABC

Originally, I had named this Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered, as I was having a hard time improvising a chevron design. I finally found a pattern and modified it for my use. Once I started to see the pattern, it reminded me of Cupid’s arrows.

The Cowl

Dimensions: 40-inch Diameter x 7-inch width

Pattern: Granny Chevron Cowl by Zeens & Roger

The pattern was easy to follow. I did not want to make one as wide as the pattern indicated, so it took some time to figure out my starting chain number. After that, I had the pattern in my head by the second row.

Loved the new seaming idea.

I have a friend that expressed interest in this cowl, as I was making it. If she doesn’t want it, it will be donated to charity.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Homespun
Color: 375 Candy Apple & Passion Pink+; Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky

+ color designation by Hooker Leo, due to missing label
Poison Arrow
Poison Arrow

Killer Queen

Killer Queen

The Name

Killer Queen by Queen

Formerly known as Magnificent Seven until I realized a killer queen would be more likely to employ a henchman that would actually have cause to wear an executioner’s hood.

The Hood

Dimensions: 26-inch width x 23.5-inch height

I have been wanting a hood for a long time, as it keeps me warm during these freezing months in my un-insulated home. And this one certainly works just fine for me. I had started a project like this previously, but I had started at the neck and it was not snug, and an ugly color, and I just didn’t like it, and I finally donated to charity. Anyway, I started this one with the hood which I intentionally made extra deep and big. I used the moss stitch because I really like that one.

The collar was a bit tricky, not knowing whether to start from the beginning of a standard circle formula or to work into the circle pattern, as if continuing. I made the right choice in continuing, but only complicated things by trying to continue working in moss stitch. Working one side removed all the desired texture. Did the last row in half-double-crochet, hoping to round the points and relieve the curl.

The collar is a different color, as I had been working with scrap yarn to get the design down.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Homespun
Color: 386 Grape; Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky

The collar is most likely Homespun also, but without a label, I can’t be sure.

Killer Queen

Under The Bridge: On da Hook

I saw the Caron Big Cake Carry-All Bag One Skein Wonder pattern in my All Crochet Patterns eNewsletter last week and really liked the design technique, involving a little bit of origami.

I dive into my stash revealed some acrylic rug yarn, most likely super bulky weight. Good opportunity to rid myself of it, but unsure about amount of super bulky yarns in my stash. I know I have some Lion Brand Homespun, but I think that is bulky. Oh well, I can always leave as a UFO until such time I acquire more super bulky yarns. It could happen…just read what happened with Like A Prayer.

I am crocheting this using a US K, which seems smaller than what one would normally use for super bulky; this leads me to believe I can use the LB Homespun, without checking.

Final distribution of this project remains undetermined, as to gift, self or charity.

All Or Nothing Blues

Name

All Or Nothing Blues by Dinah Washington

The association should be obvious.

All Or Nothing Blues Scarf

This was an easy one day knit. I cast on nine stitches. The scarf was worked in garter stitch, slipping the first stitch purl-wise and knitting the last stitch through the back loop.

The color change was worked by alternating rows.

Dimensions: 84-inch length x 4-inch width (dark blue end)/3-inch width (light blue end)

Yarn

Both yarns are unknown and man-made fibers. The dark blue was thicker than the light blue, which is the reason for the differing widths. If I was forced to make an educated guess, I would guess that the dark blue is Lion Brand Homespun, but have no idea about the light blue.

All Or Nothing Blues

The Sound Of Philadelphia Cowl

The Sound Of Philadelphia Cowl

About The Name

TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB

This yarn crocheted into a pattern that reminds me of the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia.

TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)

About TSOP

There is no pattern…improvised. Foundation chain of twenty on a J hook. Row 1 for each ball of yarn was double crochet, followed by single crochet. Ended with a slip stitch seam.

I could add a border, but I thing without a “fun” border, the cowl is more unisex in design.

TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)

About The Yarn

Unknown Yarn

Fiber Content: Man-made, per burn test
Color: Multicolor, including off-white, dark grey, copper, moss green.*
Weight: 5, Bulky+

It reminded me of Lion Brand Homespun, so I looked up their tool recommendations and used that to select my hook size. The yarn works up well on a Susan Bates hook, used because of the thread used to contain the ply.

* Color assignations by Hooker Leo
+ Yarn weight borrowed from Lion Brand Homespun

Anna Sun Cowl

Anna Sun Cowl USD $50.00

About The Project Name

Anna Sun by Walk The Moon

Anna Sun Cowl
Anna Sun Cowl USD $50.00

About Anna Sun

The second of fraternal twins made from the same set of oddballs.

Anna Sun represents the use of all my heavier, bulky-weight yarns. Again, because there are different weights of yarn with different fiber contents (man-made and natural, all per burn test), there is some cinching of the width in some places, and again, if the cowl is doubled- or triple-wrapped during wear, the cinching becomes unnoticeable.

Dimensions: 116 (D) x 4-5 (W)

Anna Sun Cowl
Anna Sun Cowl USD $50.00

About The Yarn

Lion Brand Homespun

Fiber Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester
Yarn Color: Blue*, Purple*
Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky

Trendsetter Blossom

Fiber Content: 73% Nylon, 27% Viscose
Yarn Color: Purple*
Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky

I was able to identify the Lion Brand Homespun because I like it so much for it’s color. The Trendsetter Blossom.

* Yarn color unidentifiable due to missing information and/or label.