Last weekend, in between knitting hats for 25,000 Tuques, I decided to cast on a cowl in one of my new favourite yarns. DROPS Cloud is a deliciously light blend of baby alpaca and cozy merino wool. It’s classified as a “blown yarn”, meaning that the alpaca and merino fibers are blown into a tube; items knit with yarns created in this way are about 30-35% lighter than those made with conventional spun yarns of the same thickness. DROPS Cloud feels perfectly soft and comfortable against the skin and is totally itch-free! Ideal for blankets, big scarves, shawls, and thick sweaters.
This is such a simple project, it’s hardly worth writing up as a formal pattern.
Here’s all you need to know:
COMFORT CLOUD COWL
2 balls of DROPS Cloud
1 set of 9 mm, 16″ circular needles
Cast on 64 sts and join to knit in the round.
Every round: *k2, p2, repeat from * (in other words, 2×2 ribbing)
Work until cowl is 17″ tall (finished circumference is between 18″ and 19″)
Cast off loosely in pattern.
Buy DROPS Cloud online.