Ready for the best things about Cecelia Campochiaro’s Marlogram Scarf and Cowl according to me, Ashley? Here you go:
8. Freedom! I went a little rogue and decided to marl the recommended Ombré Merino Lace with a wildcard: Dyed in the Wool. The texture ended up magically matte and almost resembled little woolly pixels. How futuristic!
7. THIS WAS THE FIRST PROJECT I HAVE FINISHED IN YEARS. It’s true. I needed the perfect project to pull me out of the pit of non-creative despair (#drama) and this was it. Man! I feel like a knittin’ woman. (Refer to the imagined picture in my brain of Shania Twain wearing all marled knits).
6. The pattern is perfectly zen AND challenging. For a lady like myself who has mastered the art of garter stitch rectangles, I was ready for the next step. Hey Marlogram Hey. Increases? Decreases? Knits AND purls? I’m a regular pro now.
5. Rose wore my Marlogram as a scarf and then shimmied her way into a belly band while begging for pizza. Either way, #fashion.
4. Who needs to worry about zero sunshine and uncharacteristically snowy Tennessee days when you get to wear Spincycle colors like DEVILISH GRIN and ABSINTHE (2 skeins each—yes, restocks are coming) plus Tina Whitmore’s WILDFLOWER Ombré Merino Lace? It’s like wearing a neck full of Skittles. In a sophisticated way, of course.
But seriously, there are no color mistakes when it comes to this project. Any combination will miraculously float between your rows and create a galaxy of beauty.
Still life with Marlogram and Bananas (You’re welcome)
3. It’s honestly the perfect weight. Society doesn’t say that nearly enough, am I right? Combining Dyed in the Wool with the Merino Lace added just enough comforting weight to the garment. It’s light enough to throw on and not feel overpowered, and will transition perfectly into warmer days. Or for us Nashvillians, immediately scorching hot days that make you question all of life.
2. I learned some things! Remember how I used to only knit garter stitch rectangles, LOL. Well believe it or not, I didn’t know anything about blocking or weaving in ends until I worked at MDK. I know, wild. I blocked my Marlogram before weaving in the ends because I really had no idea what I was doing (is this right?). I also most definitely stretched my little guy too much while blocking (help!). But you live and you learn and you live la vida loca.
1. I received SO much validation from my knitting peers (that’s you)! OK, well I’m not there quite yet. But a girl needs some encouragement in these times. And I will gladly accept tips on future projects. I want to know what you know! And . . . you know, it’s fun to hear from you guys. Now, on to the next project!
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