When I am exclusively knitting as a craft, it’s important for me to get something in the opposite needle size as to what I’ve currently got on the needles in order to avoid the claw syndrome. I saw this great little free pattern called Polar Opposites, a cowl created out of both bulky and laceweight yarn.

Now, the yarn that happened to start this month of self inflicted exclusive knitting was my pink corespun yarn. It was the skein I couldn’t fit into my handspun stash area. So it seems natural that it just never get in that area at all, and I knit it right up.


I paired it with a dark teal laceweight yarn from Estonia brought back by a good friend years and years ago. It is, quite frankly, amazing. I will knit right to the end of the corespun skein, and then decide if I want ot to be a scarf or a cowl, depending on length.

I will absolutely be making this pattern again. It highlights the crazy beautiful corespun texture in a way most patterns do not. It’s fun, it’s easy, and best of all? It’s making the softest fabric ever. I need so much more of this in my life!

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