The Fifteen Minute Scarf

100_0790Aptly named Cocoon, for its plush chenille pods spaced evenly between short spurts of tightly twisted yarn, this is a fascinating revolution in yarn making.  Cocoon takes centre stage, creating a buzz in the knitting world as the ‘gotta have it’ yarn of the moment.  A super bulky yarn spun from polyester fibre, Cocoon has the soft, cuddly characteristics that attract knitters like bears to honey.  Available in 100g balls, in a selection of twenty four shades to choose from, in solid and multi colours.  This sample of Autumn #15117, is a warm combination of mossy green, plum, burnt orange and coral.  Diamond Yarn features a new E-book of free patterns to download including a vest, wrap, scarf, beret, and an afghan to whip up in no time at all.

To knit or crochet with this yarn is much easier than it looks, only the sections between the pods are worked on, just like any regular yarn.  I chose the Loopy Crochet Scarf, being a little bit skeptical about the project time (fifteen minutes) and just how easily a 6.00 mm crochet hook could maneuver through the thick and thin fibre.   Surprisingly, it was a delight to work with, soft and flexible, sliding easily on the hook, the pods just naturally work into place without being manipulated by hand.  If you have worked with this yarn and have any thoughts to share, or have questions about it, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

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Five minutes into the project and the scarf has already grown to three feet in length.

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Viola!  Fifteen minutes later, no ends to sew in, one ball of Cocoon Multi, and the outcome is a fun, colourful scarf, ready to wear for evening.

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