There was only one skein available of this "Gems" rainbow. I turned it into a soft moebius cowl. For those unfamiliar with the moebius strip - it is a neverending edge.
In crochet, there is a specific technique to create this effect without having to make a rectangle and sew the ends together. It might be easier to see the twist in this chunky ear warmer headband and fingerless mittens I made last week.
Which brings me to fingerless mittens! I am loving these hand warmers even though I have never been a mitten/glove person. (Did I ask if it's cold in here?) They work great at the arena (lightbulb! I need to make some in Sundogs team colors to match my hat!) because I can still hold my pen for scorekeeping or open that twist cap.
Back to the cool yarn!
BUT most yarn companies make colorways based on finer knitting stitches instead of bulkier crochet stitches. Why does that matter? Just try to crochet with variegated color yarn. Self striping? Ha! Only in my dreams.
And then I picked up this super soft microfiber sport weight yarn. Damn if it didn't actually WORK!
I bought two skeins each in "Earth" and "Grass" ending up with matching hats and mitts in each. I am going to love these as winter melts into spring and 'cold' turns into 'it's a little chilly after sunset'. If I win the lottery, I may have to buy enough of this yarn to make a sweater.
They are so soft and comfortable to wear, and just the right weight to keep the chill away when it's not outright cold (when the wool pirate hat comes out, regardless of my allergy to sheep!).
Pleased with myself, I have moved on to my Molly Weasley sweater sleeves. Even though the pattern calls for lightweight yarn, I used my usual trick and switched to worsted to increase the sizing without having to adjust the pattern (ok I did have to adjust a tiny bit). I think it's going to work well and I am pleased so far. I still have the wrist bell to complete but here's a peek at my work in progress:
Update - here's the final sleeve!