Project 29 can I tell you how much I love you? You are so beautiful and soft. Your color changes are subtle but oh so wonderful. I can not do you justice in any picture I shoot of you, so this one will have to do. This cowl is made from Malabrigo Rios Pure Merino Superwash. And let me tell you my love for this yarn is growing and growing. I used Malabrigo bulky yarn for my last cowl, but this one has all the yumminess (is that a word?) of the bulky yarn, but seems much better for a cowl. I love the texture and I love the softness. I used a J crochet hook, chained around 120 stitches, did a dc in every other chain separated by a chain one, when you get to the end of the row, chain 4, turn and start back placing your dc in the space created by the chain one of the previous round. Simple, fast and a great potential Christmas gift.
The color is amazing, I was almost sorry this project was over so quickly. I have been working on it while trying to finish the knitted dress, so it has been on the hook for a little bit. By the way thanks so much for all your encouraging comments about the knitted dress, you just may make me take it out of time out soon.
I had some yarn left over when I finished the cowl, so I decided to chain 20, do the same pattern and make a scarf with the remaining yarn. I love how the scarf pattern creates a bit of a zig-zag. It is just lovely and I want to wrap it around my neck and walk around in it all day, not such a great idea when it is 90 degrees out! I think this will be a great last minute gift for someone so I am putting it in my gift bin. If your local yarn store has Malabrigio run, don't walk and buy yourself a skein. You won't be disappointed.