Monday, February 10, 2014

Mecha Cowl

I put a moratorium on knitting anymore scarves or cowls for this season .... and then I walked into a yarn shop and discovered Malabrigo's Mecha.  In a color that reminded me of summer and dyeing with indigo.  So here is one last cowl!  Not that I'll need it any time soon - I got out of Portland right before the snow and ice storms hit and am back enjoying sun, flowers, and blue skies in Arizona!

Mecha means "single ply" in Uruguayan Spanish and is a wonderfully soft, squishy superwash merino wool.  It's bulky, but not super bulky- just right.  This colorway is named "green gray" - the green isn't obvious, though.  It's more the fleeting hints of green you see as indigo dyed fiber is oxidizing to blue.  

*2 balls Malabrigo Mecha - you'll have about a 1/2 ball left over
*size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) needles

Cast on 100 stitches.  Work in garter stitch for 12 rows.  Work in stockinette stitch for 6 inches.  Work 12 more rows of garter stitch and finish off.

That's it!  Pretty easy!  If you knitted it in the round, you're done - otherwise just leave a long tail when you cut off your yarn and use it to seam the two ends of the cowl together.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

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