This was the other set of yarn that I bought at my LYS last week. They had this pretty cowl sample setting out in the store and I was immediately smitten with it. I went in search of the yarn for it only to find that it was actually a combination of two types of yarn, Debbie Bliss cashmerino superchunky and Nashua Handknits Ivy. The resulting fabric is plush, soft and a little bit sparkly. (Obviously I knit this in the wrong season...I was overheating in this picture. The cowl is really plush and warm. It will be great in Michigan winters!)
Yarn: 3 balls Debbie Bliss cashmerino superchunky (teal blue) and 2 balls Nashua Handknits Ivy (blue teal)
Pattern: The Patty Lane Cowl: Cast on 31 stitches with size 15 needles using the provisional cast-on. Knit 27 inches of seed stitch. Twist to form moebius and then graft end and beginning of cowl with the Kitchener stitch.
Rav link: craftr's Patty Lane Cowl
My next project on the needles is a striped vest for Jon (like this one at throughtheloops). I'm using the extra two balls of Cascade 220 in Satine left over from my Central Park Hoodie and two more balls of Cascade 220 in a brown heather. I just discovered the value of The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns and am using the recipe in the book to make a custom fit vest for Jon.
I'm trying to teach myself how to knit continental style to hopefully improve my knitting speed. I did all of the stripes in the vest continental style, but it's so much more comfortable for me to knit English style. Should I stick it out learning continental style with this mindless stockinette or should I stick with what I know and like?