Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cowl Jump

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Pattern: Zigzag Cowl (Rav download link)
Yarn: Scrummy Malabrigo Worsted Colourway: Sealing Wax

My Ravelympics entry in the Cowl Jump event. 2 events down, 1 to go!! (last event is the sock put...stay tuned for my first ever socks!!)

I love this cowl. I still haven't blocked it despite finishing it a day or 2 ago as I've been wearing it pretty much nonstop since it came off the needles. Blocking it will have to wait until we get a fine day (please some time soon ok??!!) and I can bear to take it off! Beautifully soft, very warm and the perfect size.

I love the yarn - totally get why people rave about it, it was soft and buttery and a dream to knit with. I hope this will not be my last Malabrigo experience!! The Sealing Wax colourway was just devine. Subtle red and orange changes which are incredibly difficult to get a good picture of. The closer colour is the more red photos rather than the orange.

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The pattern was great. I didn't make any mods and I found it very intuitive once I got going. It was pretty easy to see where to do the yo's and the K2tog. I love the zigzag and I think it shows off the yarn beautifully. I ummed and aaahed for ages about which pattern to use my prized Malabrigo on but this was a match made in heaven.

Thanks again to the lovely Sonia for picking such fabulous yarn for me.

A post about a cowl wouldn't be complete without a stick 'em up photo.....

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8 comments:

purdypeas said...

Awesome! that first pic is such an awesome pic Gabes! Well done.

incidentalhappiness said...

I too love that first pic! Well done on nearly completing your Ravelympics :) I imagine you'll be done tonight...I see your sockput is coming along nicely :)

Sonia said...

That's a great pattern for such a gorgeous yarn! Glad you enjoyed knitting with it. What will you do now that you've used all your Malabrigo?!

sweetp said...

Sonia..yeah sad! But I have one more from you....the purple mountain mohair. Have (another!!) cowl pattern in mind for that :D

Leah said...

Gorgeous - Totally agree with other posters that top pic is stunning :D

Aunt Kathy said...

It looks great, I wish I could wear things around my neck, I love how they look.

PrincessPea said...

Oh my goodness, you've been so busy! I love the cowl - it's the first one I've seen that makes me want to make one of my own. And the vintage baby pants are too cute! And your M1's birthday cake and photos are just adorable...

Glad to have caught up with what you've been doing!

Rebecca said...

ooh LOVE the colour! Love the design.

Go you!