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I've been searching for the perfect project for some of the yarn I've been dyeing with black beans this spring and fittingly enough, given my current focus on one-skein patterns, that's where I went. One of my favorite skeins is this Aran weight cashmere, that dyed up into a soft, blue-gray and was just begging to be knit with.
I stumbled across the perfect pattern for the yarn, the Golden Tulip Cowl. The pattern is written with four 16-stitch repeats that creating the leaf or tulip pattern. I used the knitted cast-on instead of my usual long tail cast on, per the pattern instructions, but added an additional 16-stitch repeat so the stitches would move easily on my needles.
The pattern knits up quickly! I was half done the first day.
It's about three-quarters of the way done now, and I'm hoping there is a second skein of this yarn tucked away when I get home, as I didn't think through the fact that the additional repeat would bust the yardage estimate.
And yes, that is my favorite project bag in the photo. I love the creepy knitting ladies!