I started and finished making a cowl using a pattern I discovered on the Michaels website called the 'Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Charismatic Knit Cowl' for my grandmother's birthday this month.
It took approximately 1.5 skeins of Loops & Threads® Charisma™ yarn in the color of your choice to make the 'Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Charismatic Knit Cowl'. I chose to use Loops & Threads® Charisma™ yarn in the Bright Pop colorway. I love the orange and pink colors found in the Bright Pop colorway.
This was the first time I ever knitted the 'Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Charismatic Knit Cowl' and I think it is a pretty pattern overall. The 'Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Charismatic Knit Cowl' is made using circular knitting needles and the pattern is rated an intermediate pattern, although I felt it was an easy pattern to make. The only minor complaint I have with this pattern is that when changing stitches at the end of a row in the round looks uneven, which sucks! Otherwise I like this pattern and how it looks.
As far as the Loops & Threads® Charisma™ yarn goes, I feel it has plenty of pros and cons.
The pros for Loops & Threads® Charisma™ yarn:
I like the color choices for this yarn as there are several solid and also multi-color skeins to choose from to make various knitting or crochet projects. I love how soft this yarn feels to the touch. I also find the Loops & Threads® Charisma™ yarn to be reasonably priced and I've seen it on sale frequently on Michaels website, making it an even better deal. I also love that it is a bulky yarn and works up fast.
The cons for Loops & Threads® Charisma™ yarn:
Sometimes the thickness of this yarn varies throughout a skein. In one of the skeins I used to make this project, the yarn wasn't dyed correctly in a small section, so there was a white streak and also a knot. Additionally, I'd like to add that this yarn isn't of the highest quality, meaning that the yarn can become fuzzy, separate, or pill easily, especially if overworked.
I plan to make more cowls using the 'Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Charismatic Knit Cowl' pattern with the Loops & Threads® Charisma™ in the future even though I feel like the pattern and yarn weren't perfect.