I've been a bit ambivalent towards the knitted accessory known as the 'cowl'. They are popping up all over the place. However I have a friend whose neck needs a whole lot of extra love right now, so instead of a scarf, I decided to dive into the world of cowl knitting.
I'm a convert, people. Cowls are warm and cozy and who knew that a keeping your neck warm would make your entire body feel warmer.
I decided to knit Sandra's La la love you cowl from Popknits. I didn't have any MDU in my stash, but I did have some very luscious dusky pink merino yarn that I bought directly from Uruguay a few years ago. It's so soft and knits into a very sturdy and warm fabric. I really do love the end product and I hope my friend loves it just as much. I will be knitting another cowl for myself!! So much easier to deal with compared to a scarf!!
This LLLY cowl still needs a blocking to really bring out the lace pattern, but it is cute nonetheless.
I didn't deviate from the pattern much - I just cast on 12 less stitches. Actually I was going to cast on 24 less, but my circular wasn't small enough and I couldn't be bothered digging around for my DPNs.
And who said a cowl can only keep your neck warm! Knitted fabric is so versatile!
Wanna see that stitch pattern close up? Here you go! Thanks for such a cute pattern Sandra!
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