It's been a while since we shared pretty yarn pr*n photos. I promise it's been worth the wait. These two even have good names.
First up, meet Manos del Uruguay's Maxima. 218 yards of single ply worsted weight merino in ten kettle-dyed colorways that will make you want to cast on now! And Candi did. She knit up this lovely scarf (a free pattern called Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks) in just one evening. The knitting was definitely better than the baseball that night (unless of course you're a Rangers fan)!
She used one skein and followed the pattern as written. The finished scarf measures 4-1/2" wide and 50" long. With two skeins, you could make it longer and wider and it's still a reasonable price at $12/skein.
This yarn would also be yummy in a cowl, especially one that has some texture to show off the pretty colors. Maybe this one?
And then we have Malabrigo's Rasta. 90 yards of super bulky merino, kettle-dyed and slightly felted. The colors are what you expect from Malabrigo. Super saturated gorgeous. This yarn is popular for cowls, especially Marian . But what about a lacy scarf, like this one , just out in Joelle Hoverson's More Last Minute Knitted Gifts (we'll have the book in the shop shortly).