Cowl, Fair Isle, Knitting in the round

Knitting for Cause – the results show

Back in March, I set up a silent auction offering custom knit services to raise money for charity. You can read the post here.

As promised, here are the results. When both auctions had closed, the winning bid for the accessory was at $100, and the garment lot was at $260.

If I do it again, I’ll only keep the bidding open for a day or two. I’ve learned that the momentum dies down after the initial excitement, and without the time pressure, people who meant to bid simply didn’t get around to it or forgot.

The accessory item was ordered and is complete. Here’s the finished result:
It’s called the Pacific Arches Cowl. It’s knit double thickness in the round with a grafted join to make the loop.  Super squishy with a touch of cashmere. The yarn that was sold to the auction winner was thicker than the pattern called for, so I had to knit fewer repeats to keep it from getting crazy wide. I’d like to knit this again using a gradient yarn with a contrast solid.
The winner of the sweater lot is still selecting a pattern. She wants something in a cashmere blend too. She’s very appreciative of how special it is to have a custom hand knit, which is making the process especially fulfilling.
I’m liking the combination of doing good in the world and honing my custom hand knit skills. I expect I will do more of this.
Do you knit for charity or other causes? Tell us about it…
Knit well,

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