Anzula is one of my desert island yarns. Although I'm not sure I could pick just one base. So many delicious bases. And then of course the people. The Anzula people are some of my most favorite industry people. Even when they show up at TNNA with new people, the new people are just as awesome! I do not know how they do this. So when Stitch Sprouts decided to do collections for three of the Anzula bases I wanted a design in ALL of them. Sadly, I was also working on a million other things so I only ended up with designs in two. So sad. The Squishy Collection features five designs from super cool Stitch Sprouts designers including this one of mine... Dalawa.
Dalawa is a cowl with cable lace patterning, working in the round with deep ribbing. Around the top of the cowl there is an i-cord drawstring for two, count 'em two reasons. Reason the first is to really cinch up the cowl on a very blustery day. Because sometimes you need some extra chill insurance.
And the second reason is to turn Dalawa into a sweet little slouchy hat. Just pull the drawstring in all the way, tie a little bow and bam! You're rocking a hat! The Squishy base is a fingering weight merino/cashmere/nylon yarn that is ridiculously soft for next to the skin wear. And the nice twist on the yarn means that cables and lace pop with the perfect stitch definition.
Dalawa is available on Ravelry individually for $6.00 USD or as part of the Stitch Sprouts Squishy Pamphlet for only $18.00. And check back tomorrow when I blog about Kahel - which is my design in the For Better Or Worsted Collection.
Needles: Size 4 needles (3.5 mm)
Yarn: Anzula Squishy, 80% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, 375 yards to 115g, 1 skein
Gauge: 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in blocked lace cable pattern
Size: 21-3/4″ in circumference and 11″ tall after blocking