Comfort Knitting

We are burrowing in for a chilly stretch of winter, and a little bit of comfort goes a long way when it comes to staying cosy indoors.  Stock up on a few of your favorite things, a plush pillow, a mile high stack of magazines to read, and a few well-chosen skeins of yarn, the kind that lets your fingertips sink into some really luxurious fibre.  What could be cosier than knitting away on a wintry day!

Check out the current issue of Canadian Living, in the Craft Section for this close-fitting and stylish cowl to knit in Mirasol Miski.  Its simple knitting even for first time cablers.  Two skeins of yarn and one quiet evening at home are all it takes to make this must-have winter accessory.

February Canadian Living magazine

If you haven’t had an opportunity to knit with Miski, be prepared for the temperature to rise when you experience a sudden warm and fuzzy feeling.  Mirasol Maniacs, a fan-based group on Ravelry rate it at the top of their wish list- its pure baby llama spun in twenty-seven solid and heathery hues, a yarn that has all the substance and softness of cashmere without the high price tag.  Not only does it have excellent draping qualities, the finished look is accented with a gentle hazy aura.  In choosing Mirasol yarns, knitters lend their support in a meaningful way to a fairtrade project that provides housing and schooling for a community of children in Peru.

Uptown Cowl shown in Rust and Chamois

 A few more delicious solid shades and heathery hues of Miski to choose from-

Lilac

Bay Leaf

Mississippi

Lava Red

Limestone

Kelly Green

3 Responses to “Comfort Knitting”

  1. Chatterboxc says:

    thanks for the tip on the free neckwarmer pattern this month.
    i will definetely pick up the issue and try it out.

  2. Deborah says:

    Having knit with Miski in the past I can attest to discovering that warm and fuzzy feeling.

  3. Yarntrekker says:

    I have the magazine and am ready to knit it………. now i just need to find the yarn it calls for. Loving both bay leaf and lilac.

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