Don’t look now, but for the first time since May, I’ve finished knitting something other than a cotton dish cloth. At least, that’s what Ravelry says. It’s not as lush as my cashmere scarf for my now far-away friend, but it’s pretty, it’s for me, and it’s complete.
I’m not at all sure the two yarn companies in question would be thrilled with my cross-pollination, but I am. Meet the Kudo Cascade Cowl.
Pattern: Cascade’s Tangier Cowl is a very basic, happy pattern. It’s beginner-friendly, but it has enough of a pattern to stave off boredom. Six simple rows make a repeat, eight repeats make a cowl. I’m not a fan of “baby cables” and these are especially lame up close, but from the distance, it’s just great.
Yarn: Plymouth’s Kudo is a fabulous mix of cotton and rayon with a splash of silk to make it feel luxurious, but at 198 yards, I cut it too close to recommend anyone else trying it, unless she’s willing to play chicken and risk tinking back almost 150 stitches to bind off. It doesn’t have much “sproing” so once I stretched the cowl to slide over my shoulders, it wasn’t excited about slimming back down, but I’m sure a little mist and a scrunch would restore it.
Needles: Bryspun (acrylic) #7 circs.
Verdict: I have more Kudo and could easily go wind and cast on for another one, but I have babies to knit for. One is due in April, so time is wasting!
Have you finished anything exciting lately?
What’s your favorite baby knit to make, give or receive?