Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin

How did that old nursery story go?  I’ll huff and puff and blow your house down?  Well, that would admit defeat and I’m not about to when it comes to my new Classy project!  I’m knitting ChicKnits Elisabeth. Tara knit the headband and with the leftover yarn I’m knitting the cowl.  I have yards left and I’m finally on the bind off row.   Will I make it?


This has been a really fun pattern. Fairly quick to knit, especially if you know how to cable without a cable needle. The short row shaping on the cowl makes it lay nicely against the back of neck without bunching up.  I’d knit this again. I’d choose a different color of Classy though, probably a green, so I have one to wear with each outfit.


It took just one skein (YMMV = your mileage may vary) of the scorched earth solids Classy to do the headband and horizontal cowl.  There is also a version of vertical cowl.  The pattern is available in the store using the NEW “Ravelry LYS download service” or you can purchase it online direct from the designer, http://www.chicknits.com.

P.S. I’m playing with an add-on for the blog to see if I want to add a discussion group to the website.



1 thought on “Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin”

  1. Oh! I’m loving this new format!! And what lovely yarn/pattern you’ve been working on!
    I read in your Tweets that you were asking someone to do some organizing – can I volunteer to work in your back room where the patterns are? I would love to dive in and help you!! B

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