This month’s first Friday project is a thinly disguised excuse to play with Rowan's luxurious new yarn, Kidsilk Trio. The Rowan designers have taken three different colored strands of my most favorite yarn in the world, Kidsilk Haze, and plied them together for a subtle tweed as elegant as only Rowan can make. I fell in love with it back in the spring when Peter first showed me the color cards.
|Trio comes in 6 really gorgeous shades|
Dynamite colors, but you really need to fondle the skeins to fully appreciate it. Soft and delicate as a cloud, Trio is as delicious against you skin as her little sister Kidsilk Haze, but Trio is much more of an instant gratification girl.
|One skein makes this terrific cowl|
In just a few hours of knitting I whipped up The Chrysanthemum Cowl, our First Friday project. This quick little confection that's as nice to knit as it is to wear. Its wide ribs flare out into a delicate ruffle reminiscent of fall's favorite blossoms. I like it worn long, but you can also double it around your neck when the weather calls for something cozier. Trio's generous yardage means that that it only takes one skein to knit it. Give yourself a skein of Trio and a few great films (or football games) and you'll have a lovely little accessory. Join us at First Friday for pink drinks and a start on your Chrysanthemum Cowl.
The pattern is free with purchase of Kidsilk Trio.