Malabrigo cable cowl | Alaska Knit Nat

Malabrigo Cable Cowl

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.

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7 thoughts on “Malabrigo Cable Cowl”

  1. 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.

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