Monday, December 5, 2011

Harry Potter and The Donner Pass Cowl

It feels so good when you finish a knitting project or, in this case, two.  If you are stuck in a rut and are looking for a project with instant gratification,  I would recommend the Donner Pass Cowl.  It's an easy pattern and knits up in no time with just one skein of yarn.  The secret to these kinds of projects is a colorful hand dyed yarn and I used Lorna's Laces yarn that was custom dyed to celebrate the last of the Harry Potter movies.  It's Lion and Lamb and the color is He Who Must Not Be Named:



Also finished the Maize sweater from the first Nashua Handknits collection:


Now to finish a Christmas stocking.  This is  Annie's Woolens  Holly Christmas Stocking:


The yarn is Bartlettyarns worsted which makes a good sturdy stocking ready to hold lots of little presents:


Over the years I've knit lots of Christmas stockings but I seem to like Annie's the best.  Here are a couple hanging on the fireplace with some others I have made:



  1. **WOW**!!
    Super job on the Sweater! And I love your Stockings!

  2. Beautiful knitting!
    Love the cowl and always love knitting with Lorna's Lace yarn. The sweater is rock star but my favorite are those stockings. Geez, now that I'm a knitter, I have been contemplating making new stockings for my family and getting rid of the store bought. You really inspire me to do so.

    Welcome to Fiber Arts Friday!

  3. Just love those knitted stockings, so cool, cheers Marie