This yarn has been burning a hole in my stash since I frogged the Stardust Mittens back in January. It is so soft, and the color so subtle and blue (a color that I frequently over look in favor of green).
This spring when I started doing trail pass checks twice a week I knew I needed a pattern that was in the round, easily memorized and not too elaborate to work on at the trailhead, and I found the Twisted Rib Neckwarmer. The pattern seemed designed for the yarn and so I set off. After two months of working on it, I felt the need to finish it, mostly because as much as I like to think I can have many, many projects on the go at once, I really am a serial monogamist when it comes to projects. I finished it a while back, but I didn’t have the time or inclination to block it, and then I kept forgetting to get pictures.
So here it is, finally, the Stardust Neckwarmer, slightly out of season, but just so very, very soft.
Project Name: Stardust Neckwarmer
Recipient: Me, me, me
Yarn: Handmaiden Bess in Stardust (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere)
- Used a slightly larger needle and didn’t gauge swatch so I presume that it is larger than gauge.
- Sewn Bind Off to match the Long Tail Cast On
Feedback: Nice pattern, nice yarn, however I hated the bind off. It was tedious and unattractive. That said, I do want to figure out a way to match cast on and bind off and retain stretchiness.
Re-Knit?: Not likely, it was a nice pattern, but there are many more types of cowls out there in the world.