My local yarn shop started carrying Malabrigo yarn. I have never knitted with Malabrigo before, but I know some knitters who are total snobs about this yarn. They refuse to knit with anything else. I now understand why. The Malabrigo worsted merino is like knitting with clouds. It’s so soft and light between my fingers – an absolute joy to work with. It’s also reasonably priced for the quality. At around $12 per hank, it has so much potential for small projects without breaking the bank.
I really wanted to show of the lustre and quality of the yarn. I decided on a cabled cowl. I don’t have much experience with cables except that they aren’t really difficult; they just take concentration and the ability to keep track of rows.
I wanted to try something beyond a simple cable, but nothing too complicated. I settled on a lovely Ravelry pattern from Auriga’s Knits called the Spikelets Cowl. I recommend this pattern to those who have a little experience with cables but are ready to go to the next level. It was fun to knit, and even more luxurious to wear.
I used one hank of Malabrigo Worsted Merino in Purple Mystery.
7 thoughts on “Malabrigo Cable Cowl”
Nicely done! Love the color and the work.
Thanks Carol! I felt like I’d really accomplished something when I finished it. It’s unlike what I usually knit.
Lovely yarn, lovely pattern, beautiful work!
Thanks! I am in love with this yarn. Not sure what project I’ll do next, but this pattern also has a matching hat, so that might be it!
Great job! Beautiful yarn and pattern, I may try it soon.
Thanks, Lois. I really enjoyed this project. It wasn’t too time consuming and only mildly complicated.
Thanks for your comment,
Fell in love with Malabrigo Rios, their worsted weight that has a twist. I used Rios Purple Mystery for a Debbie Bliss pattern “Hooded Kaftan. Very simple to make, so simple I’ve made 4, only one of which I actually have. I used Purple Mystery for it. I recently found a new Malabrigo yarn named “Valentina”. It’s a beautiful, but hard to describe pinkish-purplish pastel. I’m still looking for a pattern that’s right for the color, maybe a ski sweater with pastels for the design.