Monday, November 26, 2012

Riveted Cowl - What to do with 1 Skein Malabrigo Rasta

Malabrigo Rasta is my kryptonite.   The amazing colors, the super bulky roving construction, the luxurious softness....I don't know what attracts me most, but like a moth to a flame I am usually powerless to resist purchasing a skein when I visit any LYS. 

But there's the rub.  One skein of Rasta contains about 90 yards.  And due to the lovey variation in the colorways (which is one of the main attractions), I haven't had much luck in combining skeins in a project.  Plus, did I mention SUPER BULKY?   A bit tricky to work into garments.
But Rasta is perfect for cold weather accessories - like the Riveted Cowl.  The pattern is available for  instand download - Just $2 US

Riveted is a quick, wonderfully textured, and oh so warm cowl that uses just 1 skein of a super bulky yarn, like Malabrigo Rasta.  The cowl is worked flat using a provisional cast on.  The ends are grafted together with a half twist, resulting in a neck-hugging, moebius shape.  
Measurements: approximately 6” (15cm) wide with 28” (71 cm) circumference

1, 150 g skein Malabrigo Rasta (90 yds/82 m).  Example worked in color 863 Zarzamora.
US size 11 (8.0mm) needles, or size to achieve gauge
Yarn needle to graft sts together and weave in ends 

Gauge:  12 sts and 18 rows = 4” (10cm) in pattern stitch     

I hope you consider giving this pattern and this wonderful yarn a try.

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