Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Rainbow Twist

Pattern: Rainbow Twist by Thao Nguyen
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta in Piedras colourway
Ravelry project page here.

I have very grand plans about putting together a proper New Year blog post. I'll sum up 2013 and make big, yet achievable, goals for 2014. But that will take me a bit of time to put together. So for today I'm catching up with an overdue FO post. 

I bought a skein of Malabrigo Rasta years ago (probably 6 years ago?) and it has sat in my stash until very recently. In December, while in Toronto I picked up another skein of Rasta (it's so bulky and glorious, I couldn't resist!) and decided that it was time to bite the bullet and put those skeins to use. It was so silly to procrastinate on, it's literally one night, one skein, one cowl, done! I knit one cowl for my sister and gifted it without taking a photo. Then I knit this cowl for myself. I'll be 100% honest. I love this cowl, though I pretty much only wear it indoors. Weird right? The thing is, it hangs just so around the neck, which looks lovely, but leaves my throat exposed to the frigid -20C weather we've been having these days. I've tried bunching it up under my coat to tighten it and really wrap myself up in warmth, but it doesn't stay put that way and isn't comfortable. I'm fine with wearing it around the house though, it is a pretty cute look I think. Those giant stitches make me giggle every time I look at them! 


  1. Cowl looks great! And oh, to spend just an hour in that room full of TFA yarn.... :)

  2. Rasta colours are so gorgeous but I just never know what to knit with such a bulky yarn. A one night project sounds wonderful!

  3. beautiful! love the colourway, sometimes a quick and simple FO is just what we need. i know I tend to cast them on between large projects such as afghans and sweaters if for no other reason than the thrill of having another FO.

    The background of your photos just make me swoon, yarny heaven!

  4. Look at you- wearing a cowl! indoors! ;) I love it, it looks so awesome with the striped top, and the colours are great on you. It's so pretty!

  5. I knit that cowl with twice the length, this way I can double it up and it stays snug and warm around my throat, while still showing off the cables in the front... :)

  6. I just used the same yarn to make mittens, cowl, and headband for my niece who is enrolled at the Univ of Pittsburg.....she loved them....warmest thing ever especially during this arctic cold!


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