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I ordered some yarn a few months ago. I don’t usually love variegated (although I LOVE the color pooling that many crocheters are doing with their work, so I might have to give it a try), but I decided to buy some beautiful wool variegated yarn and give it a try on a project. It was so pretty, but I wasn’t sure how I would use it. I came across the Casper Mountain Cowl, which was designed by my contributor and friend Abbey from The Firefly Hook. I knew I needed to give it a try, this bandana cowl is so pretty!
This pattern was so fun to make! In fact, it was in my bag when we spent almost two weeks in the hospital with my son. I would have finished it, but due to my short-sightedness I only had one skein! I am terrible at judging weights, volumes and most importantly, how much yarn a project might need, so I ordered another skein and was able to finish it after we got home.
The colors are so lovely, and the long striping makes me think it would work up beautifully in any pattern. I thought it worked perfectly for this bandana cowl, and love how the colors change so subtly in the yarn.
The yarn I used is Chroma by Knit Picks. They have some gorgeous colors to choose from. For some reason, I am not a huge fan of yellow. I would have loved a skein with more pink without getting yellow, but I guess I am picky! The color I used is called “Drawing Room” and I also bought two skeins of “Dear Diary” that I am sitting on until I find (or design) the perfect pattern.
I LOVE the gorgeous coloring that Chroma created with this cowl. It did end up being a TAD itchy because it’s a wool blend, so I gently washed it with Soak, and it softened it up nicely. (It’s a small bottles but you only use a tsp per soak so it goes a long way)
If you want to get started, get Abbey’s Casper Mountain Cowl pattern here.
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