The pattern's nearly ready folks! Went on a photo shoot a few weeks ago but I'm not completely happy with any of the pictures so will be trying again today at the farmer's market. I actually did get to wear this cowl a few times when the weather dipped to seasonal temperatures last month, but for the last few weeks it's been in the 60s here so there's been absolutely no need for winter accessories. How is it possible that it's 60+ degrees in New York City a few days before Thanksgiving?!?!
In any case, I'm confident the "real winter" will arrive at some point, and when it does I'll be rocking this cowl. It came out just as I imagined and was so much fun to knit I'm considering making a second in a neutral solid! I love that I can smoosh it all up in different ways or pull it down over my shoulders or up over my head. It feels like a cross between a cowl and those infinity scarves that are everywhere this season, so I guess it makes sense that there are various ways to wear it!
Oh and the yarn? It's incredible! This is Casbah 5, a limited-run yarn that Handmaiden is considering adding to its regular line and you can only get it from Colorsong yarn right now. They still have many colors available (including the one I used, Flagstone!) and if I weren't on a spending freeze right now I would certainly be ordering more! The $19.95 price is incredibly reasonable for the amount of yarn in each skein, too, I kind of expect the price to go up if they do make it an official part of this line . . . but I hope not!
The Vimioso cowl pattern is nearly done and should be ready to go after one more read-through and some chart-making. Does anyone want to test-knit this one real quick? You'll need size 7 circulars, a cable needle, and about 700 yards of Aran-weight yarn . . . you wouldn't need to knit the whole thing, just the first cable repeat is enough. If you're interested please leave a comment! Thanks!