While I’m knitting my brains out on Darling Bebe’s Christmas stocking, here’s the download on my latest, most favorite new pattern: Swirling Petals Cowl by Casandra Roberts, a free download from Rav.
I found this to be the fastest, most addictive knit I’ve done in a LONG time. Though the pattern calls for a 130-yard skein, I used all but about a foot of a skein of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande (109 yps). Did 9 full pattern repeats and it’s JUST fine. There will be more of these in the near future.
I really liked the sculptural texture it had before it had its little bath. It’s still pretty, and scrunches beautifully on my (admittedly short-necked) model, but I did like the original look just a little better. This one is as soft as kittens. Really.
It shall be gifted to someone who is lovely in every way. She’ll wear it on the slopes with her boys and knock their socks off.