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I could have thought that out better

The other week Raph came to the pub and asked if I would make him "a snood" for next winter. After a bit of conversation, I realised he meant a cowl. I've had this conversation before - I consider a snood as a hair covering for medieval women. Anyway, he struggles to keep scarves on, because he has a large neck, so he wanted a cowl. I refrained from telling him that if a scarf was long enough it would stay on fine.It's his birthday in a couple of weeks, so I figured why wait?
 I came home looked at some patterns and decided to make Martina Behm's Wolking, using the sample Milarrochy Tweed from the Kate Davies Club

I added 20 stitches to the pattern to accommodate his size, and started knitting. I thought I would use half of each colour until I hit the middle, and then knit the same sequence out. What i should have done at this point was to weigh how much a row takes. I didn't. Part way through I realised that I wasn't going to have enough yarn to knit each colour twice for all the colours. So, that was the decision that I was trying to make last time we met. It doesn't really matter, this is meant to be a fun, crazy stripy thing. The pattern calls for it to be 50 cm (it's currently....) but it rally doesn't matter. I'll get it as long as I can, and if some of the stripes are a little uneven - I'm giving this to a man who has a flat cap that looks like a turtle, and wears it. I'm pretty sure that uneven stripes will not detract from this for him.

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