January 06, 2014

Knit: GAP-tastic Cowl

As I mentioned in a previous post, I made a lot of my Christmas gifts. I love to sew, make, knit and bake but there is only so much stuff I need. Making gifts for my nearest and dearests was a good way to share my love of creating things. 

This GAP-tastic Cowl was by far the longest gift project. It took me almost 5 months to finish. I am possibly the world's slowest knitter. This combined with my tendency to put projects aside for long periods of time, while I move on to brighter and shinier things, resulted in a very slow project. Despite all that, I greatly enjoyed the process and my sister-in-law loves it. 

Project Details
Pattern: GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley
Yarn: 3 balls of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Amber 
Needles: 40 inch 9mm aluminium circular needles 

I have another 3 balls of this yarn to make myself a scarf. I'm thinking of pushing my boundaries and branching out! I'm looking at the Lara's Cowl or the Honey Cowl. What do you think? Any other cowl suggestions? 

L x


  1. This cowl looks terrific - and your sister in law looks delighted with it. How do you find the time to make so much though??

  2. Look great :) I'm "making" a gap-tastic cowl too, but mine has been in the works for 1 year and 4 months, lol. I keep setting it aside to make other more pressing items like gifts. One of these days I'll finish it!

  3. i made this scarf too and i get compliments on it every time i wear it. great easy beginner knitting pattern. yours looks perfect.

  4. I have one of these too, super comfy and warm and I get loads of compliments when I wear it. I have tried the Honey cowl and wasn't the greatest fan, although it knits faster than the Gap-tastic one, lots of slipped stitches. I am making the Stockholm Scarf next http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stockholm-scarf

  5. I was just this minute discussing with a friend how much we both enjoyed making the Honey Cowl. I definitely recommend it!

  6. I love the colour of your sister's cowl! I must try that pattern. I have made the Honey cowl and would recommend it as a easy knit. (I am quiltsewsewsue on ravelry). http://www.ravelry.com/projects/quiltsewsewsue/honey-cowl

  7. What a beautiful present. It is stunning.


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