Size really matters when it comes to all things knit or crocheted. And just what did you think I was going to talk about my blogging friends? When I came home from the lovely yarn sale this Malabrigo Kettle Dyed
Merino Wool jumped into my hands and frankly would not let me put it down. We all know about my love affair with Malabrigo, but this chunky yarn would just not leave me alone. I swear I was going to crochet another cowl with it, but it was absolutely insistent that I use it with a bit of knitting. It shouted to me that it was the perfect yarn for a nice cable or two, and you know I have to agree. Does your yarn talk to you?
I made the above cowl from the Nederland Circle Scarf pattern by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, from the new Interweave Knits Weekend Magazine. The pattern calls for a large circle scarf that you wrap around your neck. I thought a cowl would be better so I cut the pattern in half, used a size 9 needle, it calls for an 8, and casted on. I realized quickly that the cowl was going to be a bit narrow in the circumference and not wide enough so I actually added another half of the pattern. It is really nice and approximately 6 1/2 inches wide with an 18 inch diameter. That is until I decided to cast on again.