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Another Cowl

I hope you enjoyed my previous posts on Frida Kahlo, and found some sort of inspiration, whether it was fashion inspiration, or artistic. But its time to get back to talking about knitting, and another cowl. 

Back in the fall, when I first started knitting, my first cowl I attempted to knit, was the Laser cowl, and it was then that I fell in love, with the ever so popular cowl trend. The Laser pattern, that I posted in previous posts, was a super simple pattern combo of knit and purl. It knit up fast and really showed off the beauty of the yarn, plus was accessorized with an amazing button, of your choice.

After, I completed the Laser cowl, I began to research cowls, to see what other types were out there, and I came across the, Cashmere Cowl, by Purlbee.

My cowl is a variation of the beautiful Pashmina Cowl from Joelle’s Last Minute Knitted Gifts. She used a smaller needle to knit Joseph Galler’s luxurious pashmina yarn in stockinette stitch.  — Isabelle

As you can see from the above quote, this cowl pattern found on their website is a variation of the one found in their book, Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which I later bought.

This cowl, not as chunky as the Laser, but is much more dainty and classic. I like this cowl, because it is again very simple, just a knitted tube! But when hand knitted with a luxurious yarn, such as Cashmere, it becomes a soft and warm, casual but graceful draping piece that can be worn daily. 

So try to knit this piece, and you too, will have a new hand knitted cowl in only a couple days, just like mine. 

I could not find a pure Cashmere yarn at my local yarn shop. So I used this silk and wool blend. It turned out really nice. I love the feel of silk blends and the shine silk adds to the yarn. 

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My version of Laser, made with the yarn the pattern called for, Malabrigo Rasta. This is the same pattern design as my previous purple one in the previous blog post, however it is made from 100% merino wool compared to the 100% baby alpaca. As you can see, the purple baby alpaca one, is much more drapping and can be worn along the shoulders. As for this one, made from the merino wool, it is still soft, but has more structure to it, and is worn around the neck.

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