On rainy days, there’s nothing better than to incorporate a little splash of color into your wardrobe to brighten up those chilly, grey afternoons. And that is exactly what Mikki did with her cowl knit out of Sekku by Noro! I never quite know what to do with such variegated yarns such as the yarns by Noro. While each skein features beautiful, long color repeats, my mind goes blank when I try to think of a pattern to go along with it. Which is why I was so excited to see this wonderful, yet delightfully simple creation.
Sekku is a single ply, lace weight yarn made from a combination of cotton, wool, nylon, and silk. With each skein of Sekku giving you approximately 420 meters, you can easily get this entire cowl out of a single skein, which makes this a perfect, inexpensive gift idea for Christmas. Mikki knit her cowl using size US 6 needles, giving it an open, airy feel that won’t feel bulky or heavy around your neck. Another aspect I love about this is that it’s entirely reversible, so you don’t have to fiddle with the cowl constantly in order to ensure the right side is facing the correct way.
If you’re interested in knitting this Sekku cowl for yourself or as a gift, stop by the shop and pick up the pattern. It’s free! And check out all of the beautiful colors of Sekku while you’re here! -Michael