Monday, September 19, 2011

On the Needles: Inspira Cowl

Nala pretending to ignore: a) yarn and b) dangling stitch marker in the shape of a sheep

Perfect travel knitting would be ...
  • portable 
  • simple enough to put down and pick-up at a moment's notice
  • interesting enough to not be boring.

My current nominee is Celery Stalked's Inspira Cowl.  I took it to Iowa and back to attend Tom's 50th high school reunion weekend.  It traveled beautifully.

Inspira cowl is a big circle of ribbing in two yarns.  In the case of mine, it's one solid yarn and one lightly variegated, one DK-weight and one fingering.  It hits every one of the three musts of travel knitting:  it's portable, simple, and interesting.

Bonus:  no two Inspira Cowls look the same.  This is the one I'm making now up close ...

The yarns are Mmmmmmalabrigo Silky Merino in  the Teal Feather colorway and Pagewood Farm Aleyska in Misty.  Imagine the potential of Kauni or Noro Kureyon.  The version at Lakeside Fibers in Madison is  in Koigu KPPM, if I remember right.  It's fabulous, as all things Koigu tend to be.


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Thomasina said...

I can't wait to see it!