I knew I would finish my Aftur pullover on my drive to Alabama, so right before I left the house, I grabbed a ball of yarn and some needles for a quickie scarf project. I had planned to participate more fully in Kathy’s second Noro-vember knitalong (I made Kolsva last year…) this month, but time just got away. With the knitalong in mind, I grabbed a ball of Noro Silk Mountain that I got at the stash swap earlier this year. Nice colors and pretty boucle texture. I figured I would go for something along the lines of the Noro Transitions cowl I made a few years back with the one skein.
After finishing my pullover, and feeling the need to work on something else, I pulled out my needles and this lovely yarn, and cast on a few dozen stitches.
Fifty minutes later, I had this:
Yarn: Noro Silk Mountain #7
Pattern: Circular knit, 45 stitch cast on
Needles: Size 10.5 DPN
[Another view of cowl]
My sister Mimi was the recipient (and model) of the little cowl scarf. It had purple in it, which is her favorite color, so it seemed natural to just give it to her after I knit it up. Plus, it looks quite nice on her, doesn’t it? Thanks for hosting the knitalong for another year, Kathy. My little cowl came in just under the wire!
I have so many random little skeins of yarn in my stash – both purchased and swapped – I should be making a lot more little things like this… I tend to make scarves and hats with these random skeins of yarn, but I also want to try a larger scale project like a blanket.
Do you have a “go-to” pattern for stashbusting?