When my mom gave me a coveted skein of ArtYarns, I wanted to do more than just a tiny one skein projects. I realized that I was dying to make a second Luxe Cowl from the Luxe Accessories set, and that the limited artyarns yardage would pair perfectly with some Aloft I had in my stash already!
I started off with a 49g, 114 yard ArtYarns Beaded MOhair and Sequins skein and 24 g of the Aloft in Tranquil. I knit the cowl on size 8 knitting needles. In a slightly creepy fashion, the project required 18 g of each type of yarn... IDENTICAL to what happened the first time I knit the Luxe Cowl. This is especially odd because I used a completely different yarn for the contrast color this time.
I considered making this cowl double size so I could wrap it around my next twice. Therefore, after the 5th repeat, I measured the amount of yarn used again. Unfortunately, after the 5th repeat I only had 9 g of Aloft left. This is enough to finish this cowl, but not enough to make it much larger. There was plenty of ArtYarns left over, so this would be enough for a third cowl (or completely different project) in the future.
The kitchener stitch is much harder with a beaded yarn than it was with KnitPicks Capra from my first version. I quickly got the hang of it, and the grafting is nearly invisible.
I have 31 g of the Luxury ArtYarns remaining. What do you think I should use it for?