There's a lot to like about Viva Glitz yarn. This hand dyed yarn from Feza has just a small hint of metallic glitz, enough to add some stitch definition, yet not so much that you can't wear it every day.
The colors in this yarn are exquisite and the drape is very soft. I think it would be lovely for knitting a tank or tee as well as shawls and wraps. Since it's a dk weight rayon blend, Viva Glitz is also ideal for wearing nearly year round.
I decided to work up Viva Glitz in a simple basket weave cowl. That stitch is my favorite for seeing a yarn's texture and drape. This project is simple enough for beginners and perfect for a bit of mindless knitting.
Viva Glitz Cowl Free Knitting Pattern
Completed Measurements: 5.5" x 36" circumference
You will need:
- 1 hank Feza Viva Glitz Yarn, shown in Color Pop #1020
- Size US 6 circular 16" or 24" needles
- Tapestry needle
Cast on 160 stitches, place marker and join in round being careful not to twist stitches
Rounds 1 - 5: *Knit 5, purl 5.* Repeat from * to * around.
Rounds 6 - 10: *Purl 5, knit 5.* Repeat from * to * around.
Repeat rounds 1-10 until panel measures approximately 5.5" from the beginning. Bind off after round 5 or 10 in established stitch pattern.
Weave in yarn ends.
Gauge: 17.5 sts to 4" in rib stitch after light blocking