Me and My Arrow

Materials: 6 skeins KnitPicks Comfy Sport in Marlin; 2 skeins KnitPicks Comfy Sport in Carrot; size 3 needles. Pattern: Me and My Arrow.

Time: A couple of months. It’s only an accessory, but 1000+ yards of sport weight still takes some time.

Cost: $6 (plus shipping) for the orange yarn.

One thing that my preschooler made clear this winter was that, while he envies and admires handknit sweaters, he has no desire to actually wear any. “I’ll wear that… the day after tomorrow,” he tells me. So, when I cast dubious eyes on the Comfy Sport that I’d bought to make him another sweater, Pete corroborated my gut instinct: “Don’t bother. Seriously. You know that he won’t wear it. Anyway, he loves the hats that you made him.” Point made! Now what to do with the previously earmarked yarn?

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My answer: a colorwork cowl, even though a cotton/acrylic blend might not be the most instinctive choice of yarn. But, once I got my tension sorted, it worked out just fine, and is just about the least itchy thing that I’ve knit and tried to wear around my neck.

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(It’s perfect for days when what your outfit needs is obviously more pattern.)

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