It is a rather frigid (21 degrees Fahrenheit) morning in South Texas with a thin coating of ice on everything. The perfect kind of knitting weather, as far as I am concerned.

The other day, I posted about some recent yarn acquisitions.  The photo above represents the progress on my new St. Romain pattern.  This particular piece will actually be a buttoned cowl, but the pattern will include instructions for a wrap, as well. I used two strands of the Sublime Extra Fine Merino Lace to knit the edging, then one strand of the Manos Maxima worsted.  The cables are a bit lost in the colorful yarn, but their purpose is to add texture and stability to the item.  Linen stitch tames the variegated yarn in the middle, creating a lovely flat fabric.

The buttons are actually pinned above the button holes near the edging. I was hoping that two balls of Maxima (436 yards combined) would make it long enough to wrap twice about the neck, but I don't think that is going to happen.  So, it will be a simple cowl which buttons around the neck with lovely lace draping down the front when worn.

The colors are delightful and friendly!  The Maxima has a nice hand to it, as well.

Stay warm!


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