Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Malabrigo is knit

The fact I've knitted the Aquarella Malabrigo already should come as no surprise to you. I just could not resist a minute longer.

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A cowl thingy just for moi.

I liked the Dolores Park cowl so based mine on that with a lot of modifications because my Malabrigo was chunkier so I had less yardage than the pattern called for - I cast on a few less , didn't do the increasing , didn't do the same length and used a different needle size - like I said 'based on' the pattern lol. However the end result is a perfectly functional cowl, perfect for the cold mornings we are having at the moment.

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Its shorter than your average cowl but does the trick and fits in that pesky chill- inducing collar gap on my winter coat just perfectly.

I love how the edges roll on this - its 3 knit rounds then 1 purl round and it means it curls but not too much. The top edge I only managed 1 purl round then 2 knit rounds and a BO before running out (I had 5cm left....just enough to weave in..... Talk about sweating that BO round!).

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"Mmmmm Malabrigo" is certainly fitting. This was simply devine to knit. Soft and buttery - single plied but didn't split on my pointy Knit Picks. I absolutely love how it knit up and I think this simple design shows off the yarn's gorgeous colours and thick/thin texture wonderfully.

Its a super chunky yarn and knit up super quick. A couple of hours from start to finish. My favourite kind of knitting!

I can see myself wearing this every day it's so pretty and functional too. Thank you again Sonia!

12 comments:

PrincessPea said...

So is this in addition to the other 57 things you've made this year? It's lovely!

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Yay! It's awesome :)

nova_j said...

oooo that yarn is gorgeous!! *drool*

so have you started those socks yet? ;)

sweetp said...

Lol Nova. They are well down the list

purdypeas said...

I love it G! I bet that was just about instant gratification with the ply of that lovely wool.

And I agree with Nova, where are the socks? ;)

Alana said...

Cute pics! Lovely colors. I have not seen that yarn yet, but its quite pretty, it reminds me of a handspun. Very nice!

Sonia said...

This turned out great! Glad to hear you couldn't resist knitting the mmmMalabrigo one minute longer...

Diane said...

Very nice! Love the color. I like knitting things quickly too.

kv said...

the color is beautiful, and so good with your eyes. ca't believe how productive you are---57 things--wow

neala_g said...

That's such a cool cowl (my mom used to call them 'dickies'. I linked to you from kb's site... and LOVE your stuff! (Specially the fish mobile! Very cool -- DD has fish embroidered sheets, as Daddy is a wannabe fisherman.) Great stuff!

styler said...

oo and the colour wool you picked is just beautiful

robyn said...

my gosh I love the colourway!

malabrigo is devine, ive stopped in here because of the ravelry thread by realised i have stopped through before just havnt commented :)

ill be sure to comment more often from now on :)