Be careful next time you drag your friends into a yarn store. A seemingly innocent and hilarious (well, at the time) joke about buying best friend scarves can really escalate and, before you know it, you’re loaded up with six skeins of yarn and a three scarf homework assignment.
After much searching and a demo of Ravelry from a nice employee at Cream City Yarn, I found this awesome cowl pattern. I revved myself up for a night of knitting with a couple of glasses of wine and after one botched start, was happily surprised when I finished the first scarf in 2-3 hours. I love how the cowls turned out. The chunky fabric and the lines of dropped stitches give it a loose, drapey look and who doesn’t want a one night project (that can even be successfully completed with a light wine buzz)? Up next: mustard yellow and attempting to invent my own pattern. How perfect for fallis that?! Perfect for a keynote speaker at a best friend convention too…
- Yarn: Rowan big wool 100% merino wool in, um, shade 42 (a fallish, grapey purple)
- Needles: size 15, 16″ long circular
- Pattern: http://spiderwomanknits.typepad.com/swk/2012/01/free-pattern-.html