I bought two skeins of DK-weight yarn from A Hundred Ravens, and made two cowls!
I made the orangey-red skein of Danu into a Greyhaven cowl:
Project: Maple Greyhaven
Designer: Robin Ulrich
Available: $4 on Ravelry
Yarn: A Hundred Ravens Danu (Maple)
I wanted a tighter cowl, so I cast on with only seven repeats of the main lace pattern. My first try turned out too tight, so I frogged and cast on again with one extra repeat. At this stitch count, the yarn pooled in a really beautiful way! Happy accident.
For the pink-and-green skein of Danu, I decided on Trestle, somewhat modified:
Project: Rose Trestle
Pattern: Trestle Neckwarmer
Designer: Virginia Catherall
Available: FREE on Ravelry
Yarn: A Hundred Ravens Danu (Briar Rose)
I eliminated the button on this pattern, and knit it in the round instead of flat. I also reduced the number of repeats, going for a snugger fit. Once again, too snug! I frogged, added a repeat, knit it again. I love the fit of the final version — it stays up around my neck if I’m cold, or I can fold it in half for a more decorative look. The cables played nice with this vibrant colorway. Yay!
Danu is soft, soft, soft and held up to the frogging well, despite being a single-ply yarn.