Angora Cowl FO

Pattern: "Amalia Cowl" by TheKnitterInMimi FO
Source: Free Ravelry Download
Yarn: Cream - Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK
            Lavender - Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK
Needles: 3.75 mm 16" circular
Start: February 13 Finish: March 23, 2016
Modifications: None

A straightforward little pattern just high and wide enough to fit neatly into the collar of a coat. Ingenious how the bottom garter stitch edge, with its wider gauge than the stockinette above it, gives the fit some needed flare at the bottom allowing it to settle onto the shoulders a bit without ever changing the number of stitches.

Then the 2x2 rib at the top does an equally important job of preventing the stockinette from rolling over under the chin.

I hunted for a cowl pattern to "go" with these DROPS design mittens for quite a while.

When I saw the "X"'s and zig zags in this design I liked how they were similar to the ones featured on the back of the mittens without being a literal match.

What is a perfect match though is the appearance of the softer than soft marled lavender and cream with how the baby merino/silk/angora yarns feel agains the skin.

I think it's pretty and cozy in a perfectly "early spring"  kind of way and I love that its made using remnants and a free pattern.

Just one of those projects where everything comes together. Nice.

And nice of you to drop by today - thanks!


Brendaknits said...

IT is so beautiful. Looks incredibly soft - even in the photo - with the soft look enhanced by the limited contrast between the colours. Lovely.

Linda said...

It is really lovely! Warm greetings from Montreal. :)