I put down my sweater. Scared to have a repeat performance of the too tight in all the wrong places episode and decided to try my hand at "inventing" my own pattern for a cowl for the bear.
Except my gauge was off.
Now I have a gorgeous cowl, knit out of some incredibly soft baby yarn left over from a blanket I made my nephew this summer.
The pattern was relatively simple, but has a nice rib that spirals around the cowl. I used Knit Picks Shine yarn. worsted weight in cream. I used the two full skeins that I had on hand, but more could be used to acheive a longer neck-warmer. The opening of the cowl measures ~25" around. SO, without further ado, here's the pattern:
Using US8 circular needles, CO 97 stitches and join yarn. Knit 4 into the back of each stitch, Purl 2. Repeat until you are almost out of yarn (or work measures ~8"). Cast off. Weave in ends and block.
And one last item. The Bean and I made cup-cakes for her to take to school tomorrow. I'm not a huge an of food coloring and junk food, but these turned out just way too cool not to share: