Friday, December 7, 2012

Gift Idea: Eco Duo

We are all knitting and crocheting away as the holidays are fast approaching so we will continue to share patterns we love and hope you will too!
The One Skein Scarf is a wonderful unisex scarf great for anyone that loves soft yarn and neutral colors.
Last season we coveted Eco Duo from Cascade Yarns.  The yarn is so unbelievably soft and with 197 yards we found we could make some beautiful timeless accessories with just one skein.

The Pattern
One Row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka the Yarn Harlot. It's a free pattern on her blog and we love it! Mary used only 1 skein of Eco Duo in color Storm #1703 and the scarf turned out long enough to wrap around once.

 For Her
The Burberry Inspired Cowl is another great gift idea.  This is such a classic pattern that looks good in so many different yarns.  We knit this cowl with US #10 needles and 1 skein of Cascade Eco Duo.  I love it pictured here in color Vanilla, the yarn slowly changes from cream to ivory.
This would make a wonderful first cable pattern, it's very easy to read and goes by quickly.

The Yarn
Cascade Yarns Eco Duo is an aran weight, undyed blend of 70% alpaca, 30% merino.
There are 197 yds/100 gr in a skein with 4.5 sts per inch on a US 8 knitting needle for $14.95 per skein.
We carry eight different natural undyed colors.  A couple skeins would make great stocking stuffers!

-Annie, Yarn Garden

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