First off, the newest project:
It’s a big squishy garter-stitch triangle, that’s super simple. You start with 3 stitches, then at the beginning of every other row, you increase with a yarnover. This makes an asymmetrical triangle with eyelets running along the long edge. When you’re done, you just slap some buttons on it, and the yarnovers serve as the buttonholes. Easy-peasy!
This was the yarn I bought on my trip through Wyoming from Cowgirl Yarns. It’s listed as worsted-weight, but it’s definitely on the heavy side. I’d consider it aran-weight. It’s fairly soft – the company website describes it as “Mountain Merino (TM)”. I don’t know exactly what that means. Is it merino? A merino blend? Something merino-like? I don’t know. It’s just listed as 100% wool in the Ravelry database. It’s pretty soft, though.
I even had buttons in my stash that were perfect for it:
The pattern calls for bulky-weight yarn, but I think it worked out really well with the Laramie. It would probably be a good choice for stripey yarns, too. I will definitely make this pattern again.
And the two-fer special? Some modeled shots of the PI shawl. I’ll most likely wear it folded in half and worn like this:
But here’s a shot to let give you a good idea of the size and color: