The short list of finishes includes this Last-Minute Cowl (neckwarmer), which is hot off the needles and unblocked.
It's the perfect width and height to wrap cozily around my neck or over a turtleneck. The stitch is cushy and accommodating, so I can stretch it for more coverage or scrunch it for a bit less. For now, I'm holding it closed with a snowflake pin, but I may add a different closure later.
It was a very fast knit, and like most of what I'm making right now, it's reversible. One side features small cables the other features a 2x2 rib. Clearly, I'm still having fun experimenting with this particular stitch, which is so versatile, it's hard to resist.
The Last-Minute Cowl is one of several made to complement my growing retinue of Last-Minute Mitts, and it matches this pair:
Pattern | Last-Minute Cowl (my own simple design)
Yarn | Merino 2-Ply (Morehouse Farms)
Yardage | 100-110 yards (estimated)
Needles | US 9 (5.5)
Dimensions | 4 in x 22 in (unstretched)
Ravelry | Project Pages here and here
These recent projects helped me use up most of this yarn, which I purchased last year to make A Very Braidy Cowl as a gift for a friend. You can find that project here, and the notes on how to minimize cable flare here.
Translation: I see more cowls and mitts in my near future.
I hope your new year is off to a great start. I'll be back soon with more FOs and the ever-changing parade of WIPs along with a few other things I hope you'll enjoy.
It's Friday, so stop by Tami's Amis.