Friday, January 20, 2012

fo: bandana cowl


As part of my new years resolution to use up some of the stash I already have, I cast on this Bandana Cowl a few day ago, using an errant ball of Malabrigo Twist that I bought more than a year ago. I want to say the color is zinc, but I wouldn't swear to it - in any case, it's a very pretty light grey with an overtone of pink to it. I'm pretty happy with the yarn - pattern combination, as it was *just* enough yarn (I actually omitted the final decrease round, just to be safe) and the resulting cowl is squishy and cozy. Knitting this totally reminded me that Twist may be my favorite Malabrigo base, it's just so crazy soft. 


The Bandana Cowl pattern itself is very pretty and easy to follow. If I had any fear of short rows in the past, I definitely do not now, because there are a *lot* of them in this pattern, and you definitely get used to them. This was exactly the kind of pattern I wanted to knit - something fast, mindless enough for late night tv watching, and good for using whatever you have on hand, rather than something you have to buy new yarn for. The resulting garment is a bit slouchier than I'd imagined, but I like it nonetheless :) 


Raveled here

16 comments:

  1. That is a perfect color to wear with pretty much anything too. Great job working from your stash!

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  2. it looks awesome - Pumpkin is right, such a great neutral color! I've been thinking about knitting this lately too.

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    1. Ooh, you definitely should - its so fast and easy, I totally recommend it :)

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  3. How funny, that's what I'm working on right now as a bday gift for a friend! Been wanting to make one ever since the Purl Bee post. Beautiful! Very nice work

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    1. I think that would be an awesome gift! Thank you :)

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  4. Oh, it's gorgeous! That pinky-grey is perfect. I've had this pattern in my queue forever but I don't have the perfect yarn for it!

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    1. Thank you! I definitely recommend it - its' a great way to use up just one ball of yarn :)

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  5. I adore this knit! The color, the slouch, everything!

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  6. You know that I'm a huge fan of Malabrigo but I haven't tried Twist yet -- will definitely now that I've seen your beautiful bandana cowl.

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    1. Ooh yes you should most definitely try it! It is definitely my favorite yarn - so soft, but not as pill-y as regular malabrigo merino.

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  8. It looks really cute! A great de-stashing project

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