Malabrigo Quickie: Volterra by Rachel Erin

I know I said we’d already had the last Quickie of 2012, but we’ve had a small change of plans and decided to squeeze one more in! I’m pleased to present the Volterra cowl by Rachel Erin:

Volterra in Rasta, colorway Solis

Rachel says:

For this cowl, I created a stitch pattern that would fold and roll like the dramatic hills around the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra.

Working an odd number of rows in simple lace makes a fabric that moves in two directions, both with the diagonals of the decreases, and in pleats. The result is a strip that can be made into a mobius or classic tube, forming a cozy accessory.

Because of the odd number of rows in the Herringbone Lace, the knit side and purl side of the stitch pattern alternate as the strip is knitted, making a fabric that is fully reversible without a right or wrong side.

In fat & squooshy Rasta, you could actually whip one of these cozy little numbers up in no time! A rich color like Solis certainly would perk up a chilly gray day, that’s for sure.

You can see Volterra here on Ravelry, or browse all the Quickies here. See you in January!

Bonus shot: Here’s Volterra IN Volterra! (SO pretty.)

 

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

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