When I saw the Hello Purl batts lined up in a neat little cubby at StevenBe’s Yarn Garage in Minneapolis, I thought of my mother immediately. Like my mom, these batts had a lot of interesting elements and a little sparkle, too. So, even though I’m just a beginning spinner, I took a chance and brought one home. My mom’s favorite color is purple, so I chose the PB&J batt.
It’s such a cute name, I couldn’t help but call this cowl the same thing.
Yarn Details: Hand-spun yarn from a 4.75 oz [134 g] batt containing East Fresian, Falkland, Mohair Locks, Alpaca, Border Leicester, Faux Cashmere, Bamboo and Angelina; 141 yds/4.75 oz, 475 ypp, 2ply
Needles: US10 [6mm] – cowl is worked flat, not in the round.
Gauge: 16 sts per 4” [10 cm] in stockinette
Finished size: 26” [66 cm] around x 8.5” [21.6 cm] high
Other: tapestry needle for darning/grafting; spare needle for holding temporary sts
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