So I just realized I haven’t officially shown you the Gap-tastic Cowl I finished knitting!

I was away on vacation to Portland and Seattle and the final post for this pattern and the Simplest Sweater I made, just didn’t happen. So I’ll be doing both of those for you!

Up first, though, is this GORGEOUS Gap-tastic Cowl!

PATTERN: GAP-tastic on Ravelry

YARN: My Superwash Merino Wool in Worsted Weight, colorway Butterscotch (sold out) – 3 skeins, yarn held double to create a bulky weight.

NEEDLES:Β Size US 13

Thoughts: SO easy. This was the simplest pattern!

A beginner could totally do it.

gaptastic cowl patternIt’s great for travel as it’s mindless knitting.

BIND OFF: I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off. It stretches BIG TIME… I use this bind off all the time. For socks, for sweaters, you name it.

I opted not to block this cowl (soaking, patting dry and pinning into place), as I wanted it to stay scrunchy and poofy and not drapey. Blocking this yarn makes it softer and drapier. Great for sweaters and shawls, but not what I wanted for this item.

I absolutely am WILD about this cowl.

You can wear it wrapped around once.

You can wear it wrapped around twice.

OR you can wear it wrapped around 3 times for those blistering cold, 30 below zero winter days…Oh, you don’t have those? My bad! I forget not everyone lives in a barren wasteland. HA HAHAHA! Kidding. Not really. No, just kidding. Not really. HA!

But seriously, when it’s that cold and I can’t breathe outside, I need something to pull up over my mouth and nose, and this will be POIFECT!

In sum, I say MAKE IT! WOO WOO! You will love it.

Here is a video I did showing you how awesome it is and how streeetttchhhy the bind off is!

Okay, now I desperately need your help!

As you may already know, I recently got engaged (woop woop!) and I am here to tell you, I am clueless when it comes to planning events. AHHH!

So. It’s going to be in Hawaii, on the beach, just the 2 of us … PLEASE let me know if you have any ideas of what I need to do!

Any websites I should check out… what island to go to, where to buy a dress, SHOULD I KNIT or CROCHET SOMETHING FOR IT???

Etc…

I need help!

So thanks for reading and we will talk next time…

XOXOXO

Chandi