December 22, 2016
December 28, 2017


Project info
Volga Cowl by SweaterFreak
Neck / TorsoCowl
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Koigu Sparkle
246 yards in stash
3.5 skeins = 574.0 yards (524.9 meters), 175 grams
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada

1/12/17 Done except for blocking. It’s much smaller than I was anticipating. I will have to block it aggressively to get it where I want it :( Otherwise, it looks awesome and I love it.

12/26/16 It’s hard to get a sense of what percent of the pattern I’ve made it through, but I’m guessing about 10-15% or so. I love the colors of the Sparkle yarn and how they’re working up. It’s a tricky colorway to photograph. It’s red with tones of pink and coral/orange as well as a darker mulberry.

That said, the Sparkle is a little odd to work with. It feels fairly soft and like it will have a nice drape once blocked, but it’s a little rough to work with, somehow. There’s a slight unevenness to it, as well. I really like the sparkle--the color is dyed into the stellina (or whatever it is) which is a nice touch. Overall, I think I’m going to be very happy with the finished product but the process of getting there isn’t as enjoyable as some.

1st skein: Didn’t weigh
2nd skein: 51 gm
3rd skein: 50 gm

Unblocked quick gauge check: 12 sts and 16 rows/2” square.

Addi Rockets 16” US7s
Addi Clicks long lace tips, US7s

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by Koigu
94% Merino, 6% Metallic
164 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: December 21, 2016
  • Project created: December 23, 2016
  • Updated: December 31, 2017
  • Progress updates: 5 updates