I had been admiring the Cascade Eco Duo Yarn
in the shop for a long time but couldn't think of what I would do with it. It is such an ever so soft, drapey and natural colored yarn. Then came our Secret Santa drawing and I drew Rachel's name. I immediately thought about how she often wears shawls and cowls and how much knitters love to receive handknit items. She also wears a lot of natural colors, so this was a perfect choice. I went on Ravelry and found the Ithcowl by New York Minknit
with a great explanation on how to make Mistake Rib in the round. It looks far more complicated than it really is. This was a fast knit that really lets the yarn do all the work. It's the perfect project for that one of a kind skein hanging out in your stash that you don't know what to do with but want something fabulous, simple and quick.