It is so nice to sit back and knit someone else’s patterns for a change. I really enjoyed my class with Gudrun Johnson, it was a comfort to let her take the reins show us where to go! The Crofter’s Cowl showcases the simple beauty of Horseshoe lace. Two nearly identical pieces are knit joined by grafting for a mirrored effect, fluid and pointy on each end. It makes a cozy wrap to fill in your neckline and only requires 150 yards of worsted weight yarn.
I got pretty far in the class and I knit the remainder on my airplane journey to DC. It is a great beginning lace project as well as wonderful practice for the kitchner stitch. A Word of Warning…you may not wish to embark on joining the two pieces as you are landing, it does take a bit of time, and you don’t want to rush it. All the movement in the cabin while we were taxiing to disembark threatened to distract me…but I stayed focused and persevered…only ending up slightly blind but with my gift almost ready to give to my gracious hostess.