A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…. I bought some yarn.
Beautiful, Malabrigo Mecha yarn in the color way London Sky.
I loved the color and how soft it was.
I really wanted to use this yarn to make something for my mom.
In 2008, my mom and I went to London together and had a wonderful time!
Since I am new to knitting, I chose a pattern from Tin Can Knits Simple Collection.
The Oats Cowl.
Fittingly, I have London inspired stitch markers (I made them my self, which was fun).
For this, I used my Big Ben stitch marker.
I made a few adjustments.
I did a 2X2 rib instead of a 1X1 rib.
The body of my cowl measures 5 instead of the 8 inches in the pattern, as I only had 130 yards to work with.
Also, I didn’t realize this was chunky yarn and still used 5mm needles.
However, I really like how it made the stitches defined and helps make it a nice warm cowl.
I love this so much, I am making one for myself using yarn I originally purchased to make Miss ME a sweater (I’m honest with myself, I’m never going to make the sweater any time soon).
I plan on using the yarn to make Oats and Malt (hat).
Find me on Ravelry: MrsMcD918