I previously reviewed Zealana Air Marle, a DK weight marled possum/cashmere/silk yarn, and while I had high praise for the yarn, I wasn’t happy with my own choice of stitch pattern. I’ve reused the yarn here, to much greater effect, I think. This plain cowl with pops of bright color (Orange Flower MCN Worsted in Coral) really allows the bloom of the Air Marle to shine, and I love what the i-cord bind off does to the top edge.
It’s not the fanciest of patterns, but a nice one for small amounts of yarn, especially in contrasting colors and textures.
I took the general GRE last Sunday, so that is DONE and behind me and I am relieved beyond all measure. I have the GRE in literature at the end of September, plus I’ll be writing applications and such, so it promises to be a busy fall and winter for me. I’m feeling more hopeful about catching up with my backlog despite this, and am accepting that I may just be slow on knitting related stuff for a while. It’ll be OK.