I've been in the mood to make some simple things lately (probably because I have so many boxes to unpack), so I've been using up stray skeins of yarn to crochet and knit a few big, chunky cowls (available in the Etsy store!). It started with deciding to make my friend Maggie a cowl for her birthday (please ignore the selfie and focus on the cowl :P):
It's crocheted back and forth with about three skeins of Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran (color is called, weirdly enough, "grey"), and came out to about 55 inches around.
I loved how that one came out but thought that the gauge could use some work, so I switched to a bigger hook and made this one, in the same yarn with a green border:
I think I may actually prefer the one with the smaller gauge, but I love the pop of green on this one. It came out to about 52 inches, but is a bit more stretchy due to the looser stitches.
Next was this super simple (and a little longer, at about 58 inches) sandy colored cowl. I've been wanting to try the camel stitch for a while now, so I took the opportunity to practice (made with two skeins of Thick and Quick):
The stitch is so simple but looks so pretty - it might be my favorite yet! I crocheted in the round with a size N hook on this one, and it came out just about perfect with a great drape to it.
And then, a scarf that I actually nearly finished last year, but had packed and forgotten about. I unearthed it while attempting to unpack my studio, and it just needed to have the ends woven in.
You may remember this one from this post...I'm ashamed to say that I finished it not too long after that, but just didn't get around to finishing until now. It's so pretty though, so I'm really glad I did!
It's also crazy warm, since it's 100% wool...almost too warm for how mild it's been in Seattle lately!
And just because it's been a while and you probably need a cute cat picture this week, Stella would like to attest to how cuddly these scarves are...she wouldn't stay out of the pictures!