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.
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.....
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Posted by sweetp at 2:27 PM