women of a certain age are like sunflowers; they know how to turn their faces to the sun.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Balrog Cowl

Urkhas tanakhi! Urkhas tanakhi!
Kâmin takalladi! Ugrûd tashniki kurdumâ!
Urkhas urus

Boromir: What is this new devilry?
Gandalf: A Balrog. A demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you. Run!



A mosaic knit hooded cowl from the needles of Susan Pandorf

Size: 18 inches tall by 30 inches around
Materials: String Theory Blue Faced Sport in 3 colors
A –Java (brown) - 290 yds
B- Garnet (red) - 175 yds
C- Canyon (orange) - 175 yds
Size 3 & 5 (US) circular needles (24 or 32 inch)
cable needle & 4 markers
Gauge: 7 st = 1 inch

Intermediate Level - charted

The cowl has a nifty flared ribbed bottom that sits nicely on the shoulders, then a long stretch of mosaic knit with a center cable running up the front.

I made mine long enough to pull up over my head, with a lovely picot edging to frame the face.

The mosaic design looks like the fiery face of the demon. Mosaic knitting is much simpler than other color work, as it is worked with only one color at a time. The pattern is formed by slipping stitches.

Finally, a reason to look forward to winter!


Aesox said...

Absolutely stunning Susan!

Tanna said...

beautiful design.

i missed the sunflower quote yesterday when i signed up to follow your blog. love the quote! sunflowers are some of my favs. and i know all about a certain age... ;)

blessings ~ tanna