I interrupted the Peerie Flooers hat to start knitting the Brick pullover. And then I interrupted the Brick to knit a cowl. Why? Because I slavishly follow trends and everyone is knitting and/or wearing a cowl? Because it is bound to get cold anyday now? Because Christmas is fast approaching? Or maybe just because Malabrigo yarn is so cozy I couldn’t resist?
Two years ago I bought a sweater’s worth of Malabrigo in this luscious variegated green. After I bought it, I came to a realization. I love the way variegated yarn looks on the skein, but I am not a big fan of sweaters knit with them. So, the wool has been packed away in a bag waiting for a project. This cowl is knit with two strands held together, and is knit in seed stitch. Both of these tend to mitigate the pooling effect of the yarn.
A note for my North American viewers: Yes, I do know how to spell. Despite being North American, I live in England now, and write for a living. My brain doesn’t like switching back and forth between British and American spelling conventions. So I have reluctantly conformed (except for the ‘z’ in realization).