I was very excited when my friend commissioned me to make a cowl for her, since, with the exception of a few doggy scarves, this would be the first thing I've gotten paid to make. She sent me the links to a couple picks from someone on Etsy that she liked and I took to adding in her other requests and coming up with something along those lines.
I think I must have felt the pressure from it being a commission while making it, because I started it three times before I finished it. I was making up my own pattern as I went, so there was a degree of discovery time inherent in that. First I cast on too few stitches, then frogged that back to nothing and cast on too many stitches. I knit the whole darn thing this time before reaching the end of my yarn and seeing that this just wasn't what she wanted. So I went back to square one again, and after spending 6 days on it already I started again and finished the whole thing in 24 hours. I had set that Sunday evening as the deadline to give it to her since I often only see this friend at church once a week. But I made my deadline and she was very happy with the end product.
So for the pattern, it ended up being simple enough.
Super-bulky yarn or chunky yarn held double. CO 74 Proceed in hurdle rib stitch (1st row: knit all, 2nd row: k1p1) Bind off when piece is 7" long
I am an actress, singer, and sometimes dancer. I'm married to a wonderful man who is in a similar line of work to me. We live in the rainy land of the Northwest and are young artists embarking on our careers. I love creating many things, mostly of the knit and sewn variety.