This is the first bit of my Uncia knitted up in a lovely, Orkney Texel wool. I've seen this beautiful shawl mostly made with a yarn that gives more drape; something usually with silk in it. However, I though I'd emphasize the cables instead, hence my choice of a more rustic, crisp wool. Turns out, I really want softness and drape for this pattern. So - it will be frogged for another day. I will use this wool for a different project and search in my stash for some Fyberspates or MadTosh instead.
As you can imagine, all of this was getting me a little frustrated. The only solution was to whip up something quick and satisfying. So I turned Kate's Singing Sands scarf pattern into a cowl and used the cheeriest colours of Buachaille to knit it. It is so warm and snug and perfect for walks. I did a two colour i-cord bind-off which gives it a nice edge. Love it.
Then along came her gorgeous Kildalton cabled cardigan. I had already ordered enough Buachaille in her new, deliciously deep blue colourway for Finlaggan, but decided to cast this on instead.