Today I have a new FO to show off!
I made this cowl as part of a test knit (so no pattern link yet, though you can see the designer's project here). The yarn I used is Cascade Pacific in a colorway aptly named "Caribbean Blue." I love how the colors of the yarn combined with the loosely structured cables of the cowl remind me of ocean waves.
While I love the color, I don't think the fiber content of this yarn was a great choice for the pattern. It's 60% acrylic, and acrylic doesn't block all that well compared to animal fibers. This isn't a big deal for some projects, but this cowl relies on blocking to add some form and structure to the flowing cables. Even after blocking twice, the edges are still curling up more than I would like.
The pattern itself was a quick, fun knit. I even learned a new technique: how to decrease while working cables.
You can see a couple more photos of the cowl over at my project page.
I'm Sarah Gomez, a 17-year-old Christian knitter, sewist, and aspiring historical costumer.
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