It is rare, but I actually used the recommended yarn for this project. I have a deep and abiding affection for Madelinetosh Prairie and was thrilled to see the optimum combo of yarn and pattern. As a single ply, it can be tricky to use Prairie for intricate lace projects. This scrumptious, fluffy cabled cowl is perfect for Prairie. The color way is Robin's Egg. I do believe I am becoming one of those people who have a color way in every base with this one!
The cables are very large, 12 stitches held back, so I have to use a cable needle for the first time in years and years. The ribbing is not the fastest knitting, but it is perfectly mindless for late night relaxation or pub knitting! I look forward to pairing this with my plum coat this fall.