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.)



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.


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