Shimmer in Blue

knitVeera Valimaki designed Shimmer in Blue and I thought it would be a great pattern for the two skeins of Manos Del Uruguay – Maxima that I had in my stash.  2015 is going to be all about using things I already have and this project was a good start.


  DSC_0010 (1117x1680) The pattern is written to have a smaller circumference at the top than at the bottom.  I think this feature allows the cowl to sit better on your shoulders than if it were the same dimension at the top and bottom.

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The Maxima is variegated and this pattern had a good mix of garter stitch field and a twisting cable that ran the length of the cowl.  I think the variegated yarn worked fairly well with this pattern.  Not too overwhelming for the color variation, but the cable added some interest.

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Just when I vowed to not buy variegated yarn again, since I prefer the crispness of the pattern stitches when knit in a solid color – I bought two skeins of Jamie’s Purple Haze from Cutthroat Yarn in Leesburg, VA.  I couldn’t resist the colorway…I’m a sucker for pink, purple and baby blue.  I may use this for Purl Soho’s Bandana Cowl, since it is straight stockinette stitch and I think the pattern will showcase this yarn well.

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