FO Friday – Trimborn cowl

Trimborn cowl finished

It’s not often I purchase patterns.  There are so many great free ones out there on the internet.

But hold a KAL (knit-a-long) that offers prizes?  Hmm … I might consider it.

Oh, and the designer lives in Wisconsin?  And there is a discount if you buy all 5 patterns as a group?  Ok, I’m convinced.

The collection of patterns I purchase are called “Brew City Knits“.  Get it?  Milwaukee = Brew City?  I love all five patterns in the collection.  There are three cowls, one hat and mittens.  The pattern I decided to make is called “Trimborn“.

Trimborn cowl finished

(yes, that is frost you see on the boards behind the cowl …. it was COLD the day I took this picture.  I foresee all near future pictures being taken indoors!)

It was the perfect opportunity to use some Cascade Alpaca yarn I won in 2012 during YARNventure.  YARNventure is a SE Minnesota shop hop.  It was a lot of fun to participate with my parents and baby girl, but tiring.  They had drawings at each location and a few larger prizes sponsored by all the shops.  I just happened to win 2nd place.

Anyway … back to my finished cowl.  This was a “me” project that gave me a break from making Christmas gifts.  I still haven’t completely decided if I’ll keep it for myself, but since I’ve already worn it a couple of times and like it, it will most likely stay with me.  Especially since I love the slight variations of green in the yarn.

Trimborn cowl seam

This was the first time I tried the kitchener stitch.  I like the concept and I “got it” right away, but for some reason my stitches aren’t as invisible at the seam as I had hoped.  Anyone have advice on how to improve?

Pattern: Trimborn
Designer: Sara Gresbach (addiesma on Ravelry)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lana D’Oro
Colorway: 1073 (green)
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11 Replies to “FO Friday – Trimborn cowl”

  1. These are really pretty! Nice job!

  2. Beautiful cowl, the alpaca yarn is perfect for it!

  3. I really like the edging on your cowl

  4. Love the cowl! So you didn’t knit it in the round? That’s how I would solve the seam problem. It looks great.

    1. Normally I would have tried to knit a cowl in the round, but the way the pattern is written it had to be made flat – as the edges and curves are formed by the yo’s and k2tog / ssk stitches.

  5. Just ease up on your tension next time. Looks to me like it is just too tight. Lovely pattern.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I’m not surprised – I tend to knit tighter when I’m unsure as to what I’m doing.

  6. Beautiful delicate cowl. Love the style.


  7. I really like all patterns in that ebook. Sometimes I like a few but only want to knit one but end up purchasing the ebook because economically it makes sense. In this case, I would make every pattern. Your cowl is beautiful ! It’s the perfect color, looks very soft and I love the simplicity of the pattern. Very nice.

    1. LOL – I know just what you mean about buying an ebook for bargain. Thanks for the compliment!

  8. Your cowl looks excellent! No problem with that seam since it will bunch on the neck. It is a beautiful color!

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