Milky Way Cowl by Bea Naretto is our Project of the Week!
Milky Way Cowl
Designed by Bea Naretto and knit by Anne C.
in Fibre Co. Road to China Light
Bea Naretto’s Milky Way Cowl is a deep cone-shaped cowl with I-cord trim and a slip-stitch gradient of rich jewel tones against a neutral background. Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere) provides drape, softness, and luxurious warmth.
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This soft and airy unspun yarn is produced entirely in the Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha, the home of Wooldreamers. Manchega sheep (if you’re guessing they are the source of Manchego cheese, you’re correct!) are more commonly used for dairy production than for fiber, an oversight that Wooldreamers hopes to rectify with this meltingly soft and lovely wheel. Manchelopis’ source is two distinct herds in the Castilla-La Mancha region, one with light wool and the other with dark, all the sheep raised following traditional ranching practices that emphasize compassion for both animals and land. Manchelopis may be used a single- or double-ply, and at a variety of gauges, to surprising effect. See the specs above for details, and enjoy! Hand wash, and lay flat to dry.
Used as a single-ply
- US 2-4/B-C (2.75-3.5 mm)
- 504 yards
Used as a double-ply
- US 4-9/D-H (4.5-5.5 mm)
- 251 yards
- 100 percent Manchega wool
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