May 31st, 2009 | Link
I needed some airplane knitting for a trip up to Calgary last weekend, and (inspired once again by Kirsten) it turned out to be the Herringbone Cowl from a spare skein of Malabrigo Silky Merino, which has made a previous appearance on my blog as the Home Life Scarf. I love this yarn so much that I bought several more skeins (two in black and one in the same colourway, Cloudy Sky) thinking I would weave with it again. But I ended up knitting with it instead.
I love, love, love this color.
I did five repeats of the herringbone pattern stitch, using most of one skein. It might have made the final cowl just a bit too highit’s so soft and drapey that it falls over itself a lot. Or maybe that’s just a cowl thing, I can never figure out how to drape them right!
I love the way the stitches turned out though. I thought after my experience with Henry that I would never knit this type of stitch again. But in DK weight yarn, with only 128 stitches per row, it was quite tolerable. I’m even modifying the pattern a bit to make a second, less cowl-like versionstay tuned.