This Lush sampler cowl was an experiment. What stitch would suit this impossibly soft yarn the best? Cables, lace, texture? Rather than swatch each stitch separately, I combine them into one piece that also includes a little ribbing and a little garter stitch. After blocking the cowl, it was no surprise that every stitch and texture in the cowl was beautiful.
However, the fun with my Lush Sampler Cowl continues; this is the perfect project for my fledgling knitting friends, who are about to enter knitting boot-camp. By placing markers between each stitch transition, it is easy to separate the patterns and practice lace, texture and cables all at once!
50% angora, 50% wool
Lush is a blend of wool and angora spun into a 4 ply worsted-weight yarn. The wool in the mix keeps the yarn stable and sturdy, and combined with the way that it is twisted, provides a bit of spring to the yarn. The addition of angora makes the yarn extremely soft and cuddly and provides a lovely even halo.
Working with Lush is a pleasureit has the hand of a luxury yarn but without the price. Lush comes in 22 colors that range from soft and subtle to rich and bold.
Here is the free downloadable Lush Sampler Cowl pattern. (file size: 512 KB)
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