Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Grapes colourway
Needles: US 8/ 5 mm
Mods: In order to keep this a one skein project, I shortened the length slightly- it's only about 38 inches in circumference.
Notes: What can I say about Malabrigo that hasn't already been said? I'm a fan of knitting cowls (and anything else that is meant to be worn against the delicate area of the neck and chest) in the softest yarn you can get your hands on, and Malabrigo is definitely high on that list.
This pattern was a lot of fun, and definitely could be churned out as a last minute gift, as long as you don't mind stockinette and have some good wrist stamina. I knit this within 24 hours, and just loved the magic of unravelling the stitches on either side for the 'destroyed' effect. For those of you who have made the Clapotis, you'll understand how oddly satisfying it is to unravel portions of your knitting!
I love cowls, they are such a great accessory. leave them loose and unlooped for a fashionable accessory, or loop them around to keep the chill away. Here is what it looks like when it's wrapped around your neck twice:
The vest I'm wearing is not trimmed in real fur- it is fake. I don't wear real fur.
So snuggly and warm!! And wrapped twice around the neck is just right- not too loose, not to tight. I love it!! This is likely to be one of my future Christmas gifts. That is, unless I can't bear to part with it come December!