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Luxe Textured Cowel

Added Nov 15, 2010

by madebymeg

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I realize this is a knitting and not a sewing project, but I figured I’d throw it out there for those Burda knitters!

I found this delicious yarn while browsing my local knitting store and had to buy it. It is sinfully soft and I thought I might use it to give the cowl another go (I can really only afford one ball).

I’ve never worked with such a varied yarn like this one before, so I wanted to play around with it a little before knitting it up. In the swatch picture is the drop-stitch pattern that I first imagined doing when I bought the yarn, hoping that the loose stitches would showcase the skein’s texture. Unfortunately, the pattern is lost in the yarn, and the thick pieces don’t allow for the loops to really expand. Next I tried garter stitch, which really seemed to bring out all the bumps of the yarn. But my favorite by far is the classic stockinette stitch, which allows you to see the loops of both the thin parts of the yarn and the thick parts that I first loved when I started to examine my friends’ scarves back in high school. This stitch is truly what the yarn was made for. It is also one of the easiest patterns to knit with for this yarn, as its crazy thick and thin pieces make it hard to try any fancy tricks.There is also no need to do a border, as the varied thickness of the yarn makes it so the ends don’t curl too much.

Material Notes

Yarn: Tahki’s Maya Yarn in Wine

Needles: US size 11

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 15, 2010, 08.39 AMby Natasha Venzke

    Another thing I have to learn to do – knit. I bought some wool this week. Maybe I’ll try something like this.

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