Friday, July 15, 2016

FO Friday: Yet Another Cowl

This is the third Friday in a row that I've had a finished cowl project to share, though I definitely didn't plan it this way. I just finished the Chibi Maruko cowl by Mari Chiba using the only (full) skein of yarn that I brought back from TNNA last month.
I've had my eye on Baa Ram Ewe for a few years now, though this is the first I've gotten to knit a project with one of their yarns. What attracted me to them is that they are all spun with 100% British wool.
I chose to use their newest yarn, Dovestone DK, which is a blend of 50% BFL, 25% Wensleydale longwool, and 25% dark brown Masham. I really like the hand of this yarn - it's rustic but not TOO rustic, if that makes sense. The dark brown fiber mixed in with the other natural colors gives a nice depth to the dyed colors; I couldn't resist this pretty green color.
I knit mine a little longer so that I could stretch it out a bit horizontally when blocking, and it fits nice and snug! This was a nice, quick project that was a great travel project, especially since the stitch pattern was so easy to memorize.

Thanks for stopping by, have a crafty weekend!

1 comment:

  1. love the texture of this cowl, it's awesome! And I totally know what you mean by rustic but too (not filled with straw and twigs) rustic.