I have found that cowl is a very product-friendly way to experiment with a new yarn. Lion Brand (no affiliation) recently released the ninth yarn in their LB Collection, Angora Merino. If you click on that link, you’ll see something that made me squee very loudly with delight. I’ll wait. Can you tell what it is? Yes! Pewter! There is GREY!. When I saw it, I knew a ball would need to follow me home without delay.
I thought I would choose a simple lacey or ribbed pattern, but for our first date, the yarn told me otherwise. Stockinette. For all 131 yards. Sure, it’ll curl. It’s ok. It’s beautiful. It does not shed very much which is very nice and the softness. It is so soft. This is a loosely plied two ply, the singles are very well spun, not dense and not too loose. The merino (80%) really adds much to make this a very versatile yarn. It’s a delight to work with and while I thought I would put this cowl up in my will I ever launch it shop, but I think this one will need to stay with me. Shadow now has a tough contender for who (or what) I want to wrap around my neck and purr all day, whether I’m home or not.
Speaking of Shadow, he has yet to have much contact time with this yarn as it is my current commute project. The little he’s been exposed has shown that to him it is as irresistible as alpaca or cashmere. What can I say, my kitten has good taste.