Friday, April 1, 2016

FO Friday: Boson Cowl

Last weekend, I finished the Boson Cowl using a gorgeous skein of Merino/Silk fingering yarn in A Midnight Clear from Ancient Arts.
The pattern appeared in the 2014 Accessories special issue, which I thought I had in my library, but when it came time to cast on, I couldn't find the magazine anywhere in my house. Oops! Thank goodness you can buy individual patterns online from Interweave, because I was dead set on this pattern and yarn combination.
Both of the stitch patterns were pretty easy to memorize, and the rib pattern for the main part of the cowl was absolutely perfect for travel knitting. The designer is Courtney Spainhower of Pink Brutus Knits; I've been a fan of her work for a while, but this is the first pattern of hers I've actually knit! It was also my first time using this yarn, and it was absolutely lovely to work with - soft but not splitty, and the resulting fabric has plenty of squish. I also love how the subtle variations in the hand-dyed skein look all knit up. I think it adds a nice depth to the finished project and looks really pretty.
This pattern is a great destash project for your sock yarn stash, if you are looking for non-sock ideas to knit. The smallest size is perfect for your average skein of sock yarn in the 350-400 yard range, and there is also a larger version you can make if you have a little more yarn on hand. Also, it makes a great cat bed, apparently.
I'm looking forward to wearing this lightweight cowl this spring!

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