Since we are expecting the temperature to drop tomorrow and possible bring snow to western Iowa, I thought it appropriate to make a hat and cowl out of a new yarn by Skacel called Mersilca, a wool, silk, cashmere blend. I used 3 different colors and created a pattern that looks like it is self striping! The ridges on the hat are made by knitting 3 rounds and then purling 3 rounds. The cowl is made using a different color each round. Stay warm!