We have started a new knit-a-long, it is call Friday Squared. Every Friday we are getting together to learn to knit a new cable design. This is a great way to learn cabling techniques on a small scale. With the purchase of your yarn you may join any Friday.Read More
Admittedly I am not a fan of super bulky weight yarn. In a garment, I think it make, the wearer look bigger then they are, not a very flattering look. So I thought about what can I do with this weight of yarn that is useful and lends great warmth to the user.
A couple of things came to mind; an afghan would be a great use of this yarn. Especially a cabled or something with a knit and purl motif, using a bulky yarn gives great stitch definition, cable stitches pop. Using wool in a bulky weight of course will give great warm.
So I decided to take out my size 15 needles, yes I do own a pair. I decided to start out with a cabled cowl. I do a lot of walking all year round. I live in the northern part of Montana about 30 miles from Glacier National Park. Our winter can get a little nippy. I walk regardless of the temperature outside; I just layer up with many layers of wool. So I decided to design a very warm cowl that I could essentially hide my face in when the weather plunges below freezing.
I think I have a winner with this cowl, worked in a diamond cable motif and Lana Grande from Cascade Yarn. This cowl is super warm and takes a couple days to knit.
So, if you want a warm, fun, and fast project for a gift or for yourself this one fits the bill.