Broken Arrows

My local yarn shop has closed its doors.

I didn’t go that often, as I really couldn’t afford the yarn sold there, but I would go in for a skein for a special project.

I went to the closing sale a few times and bought skeins and needles for 40-70% off (oh, the lovely, squishy, expensive yarn I was able to purchase!).

I have finished my first project using one of the skeins.

I found the Traveling Cowl pattern on Ravelry and thought that would be a great tv watching project.

I thought I’d love how the Swans Island All American Collection Sport yarn (in Dew color way) would look.

I was wrong.

By itself, I just really didn’t like how it was looking.

So I started over and held that yarn along with Loops & Threads Woolike (in Teal Lake color way).

Much better.


I was also right, this was a great tv watching project.

Except for the fact that half way through, I picked it up somehow and started knitting in the opposite direction.

My traveling pattern turned into arrows.


Happy accident!

I love the finished cowl!


(this is not the true color…pictures above show true color)

I love the finished design!

Like I said, happy accidents!!

I loved this pattern and plan on making another cowl with another skein I purchased.

Joining the YOP group on Ravelry.

Yarn: Swans Island & Woolike

Pattern: Traveling Cowl by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio (free pattern on Ravelry)

Have a great week!

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16 thoughts on “Broken Arrows

  1. Marsha says:

    What a great accident. I like the 2 yarns together too.

    So sorry to hear another LYS has gone away. I think online ordering has taken the joy out of the feel and buy stores. I am glad you were able to get some good deals though.


  2. Sandra Licher says:

    Great combination of the 2 yarns and what a nice pattern you made with your ‘accident’…now you too can publish a pattern! Is that how they do it…..making mistakes and coming up with a new design? Love yours!


  3. Stefanie says:

    It’s so trippy how photos can change the color. I like that you held the two strands together. I frogged my Swans Island infinity scarf. I’ll have to use the yarn for something else some day.


  4. Becki says:

    I recently combined Loops & Threads Woolike with some thicker yarn and had a similar satisfying experience. It really is a great thread for doing this with. Your cowl is gorgeous. I love the arrows! What a wonderful happy accident. 🙂


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