Bringing you now another update from the Laura’s Always Late to the Party Department.
I now understand the collective fascination among the knitting cognoscenti with The Cowl. It’s an easy, relaxing project, well-suited for TV watching, knitting group meetings, deep conversation, etc. It is small, and therefore holds a high probability of being finished, and soon. It provides excellent opportunities for stashbusting, as it requires very little yarn. Alternately, the cowl project can serve as a justification for buying one skein of something spendy just because it’s beautiful, because it requires very little yarn. Being so simple and quick, the cowl is like a sorbet to cleanse the palate between larger or more complicated projects.
And, in the case of this pattern, the cowl is an excellent alternative use for all that sock yarn one has accumulated. I am always looking for projects that are not socks, but use around 400 yards of fingering weight. Furthermore, I think it will be most useful, as I have already worn it several times after finishing it Friday morning. Now I just need to decide which cowl pattern to knit next, with which of my stash yarns.
Yarn: Cider Moon Icicle in Pistachio, about two-thirds of one skein
Needles: Size 7 Knit Picks Harmony circulars (4.5mm)