I finished another little project on the weekend.
I made two hats for my friend and work manager, Atoy last year. Each left me with half a skein of the yarn left which I just left in stash waiting for a new project.
The first half-skein ended up becoming a matching cowl for her Christmas present last year, and the second was supposed to become something for Christmas this year but my Christmas knitting sorta went off the rails. So I got her something else and the yarn sat. Last week, she started complaining (in a silly, hint-y sort of way) that she had a cowl to match her brown hat but not her pink one. So I started designing a lacy cowl for her. She commented that she really didn’t care if it was fancy; she just wanted something that matched. Since the original hat I made wasn’t lacy either, something simple would actually be a better match. I had already cast on 108 stitches and knit four rows of garter, so I figured I’d slip every sixth stitch, a la Malabrigo Neck Thingie and “Bob’s yer uncle!”
Pattern: Inspired by Malabrigo Neck Thingie by Anne Sahakian
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label
Who Was It Made For? My friend, Atoy
Were There Changes Made To The Pattern? Since I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, this question is not really applicable. 108 stitch cast on.
Did I Learn Anything New? No.
Anything Else? No. Moves another skein of yarn into the Stashdown2013 pile, which is very happy-making.
Would I Make Another?: Probably. It was super easy and the result is remarkably pretty when done in a nicely dyed yarn. The main thing? The recipient loves it.