Thursday, October 6, 2011

vite cowl

Vite is grapevine in Italian....I know because I looked it up.  Until I knit this infinity scarf/cowl, I'd never come across the word before. But that's the great thing about knitting...it's expanding my horizons...even if I never set foot in Italy.   Designers often choose peculiar clever names for their patterns and so I'm always learning new words.   
In addition to the vocabulary lesson, this was a fun, fast knit.  It took me longer to find a sunny day for photos than it did to actually knit the entire scarf.  It was knit on huge needles (size 15) with a chunky yarn (cascade magnum).  Kristi has the pattern available as a free download on Ravelry if you're interested. (thanks Kristi!) You can wear it long or doubled up....it's fun and versatile. 
The Magnum yarn is one ply 100% wool.  It's almost like knitting with roving.  I love this color (Lake Chelan Heather) and it is so very soft.  Since it is wool, it is also decidedly warm. 
I think this is one of those scarfs you could wear doubled up around your neck when you're outside and then let it out and wear it long when you get inside where it's warmer...it'd still give you some indoor style without all the warmth up around your neck.  
Here's the knitty gritty:
Pattern: Vite Cowl by Kristi Johnson
Yarn: Cascade Magnum (1 skein, knit until it's gone)
Needles: size 15
Modifications: none

12 comments:

Tracy said...

Oooooo... I LOVE this! This is a wonderful cowl--love the versatility of use. And that color is makes my heart sing...I wanna dance it's so pretty! LOL... Great project, Lisa, and beautiful finish. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I love it both ways. Very stylish. It sounds like the perfect project when you're in need for some instant gratification.

Meg said...

It's gorgeous! I just love the color. Well done!

Gigi said...

Well done Missy -- love this gorgeous cowl! Beautiful color and love the viney pattern. And isn't that a good thing about cowls -- when you're inside, you can still have it on without it falling into your soup and getting caught up in everything like scarves seem to do? Smart girl, you ;)!
Blessings,
G

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh, I love this!!! Great work!

Ellen said...

That is a very long cowl. Love that it can be worn different ways. The color is beautiful. A favorite in our house, especially my daughter.

Andi said...

Beautiful job! That is the perfect infinity scarf. Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern.

christinelaennec said...

That's such a beautiful cowl - I really like the leaf pattern. And the wool! I bet it was a pleasure to knit with that.

Ha ha - word verification is "widepli"!

From All Stitched Up said...

Very sharp! I can't believe it's scarf time all ready.

Kristyn Knits said...

The feel of this yarn is so yummy!! And the color...love the variations. It should allow you to wear it with so much!! l o v e l y!

no spring chicken said...

Very beautiful pattern... and a fast knit? Win, win. I'm glad you found a nice day... for our sake. ;)

Blessings, Debbie

Ruth said...

Your cowl is wonderful!! I love it. I just crocheted one, too.

Ruth