I used a single ply Tosh Merino in the Burnished colorway and it was gorgeous. I picked it up at a little yarn store in Vermont. It's a funny yarn - in person, it's almost the color of new pennies with little flecks of green the exact color of oxidized copper. No matter what time of day I've photographed this project the yarn is never true to what it looks like in person. The finished object to the left looks more green. The close up below is faded looking. Granted, I am taking the pictures with my iPhone, but usually during full light I can get a picture close to the original color. Not so with this yarn. And I love it.
I submitted this cowl for class participation points for the Charms Class in the Harry Potter Knitting Crochet House Cup. I'm not sure if I am going to keep this for myself or gift it to Nate's mom for Christmas. She saw me knitting it and liked it a lot. I do have enough yarn to make a second one...and the fish tail lace pattern is super easy.
I've also been pulling my hair out trying to do a provisional cast on for a silly little something for the HPKCHC and I just can't seem to get it to work. I'm not a crocheter so the crochet method doesn't work for me. But it seems the knitted version does work EITHER. AH. So frustrating.