Handspun Cowl

FirstCowl1

Last summer, I took a class on spindle spinning at Eugene Textile Center. Since, I’ve been practicing off and on. I have six ounces in lavender and another six in maroon to show for it. The lavender was my first, so it’s bulkier and less consistent than the maroon. Both were tucked away in a bag on the top shelf of my shawl shelf.

Relaxing on the couch next to my Jasper, listening to a little Buffy the Vampire Slayer this afternoon, I knit up my first ever cowl…in lavender. I chose garter stitch for a rough yet stylish look. It measures 20 inches when laid flat for a total of 40 inches around and six inches wide. The Merino wool gives it a low itch-factor. Merino is one of the least scratchy wools in my experience thus far.

One of the aspects I love about this yarn is the little bits of bright blue and red through out it. They help make the lavender more¬†versatile¬† It looks good over bright red, which makes up more of my wardrobe than I’d like to admit, and with blue jeans.

I’m already looking forward to spinning my next yarn.

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