Crazy for Cowls
I think I've knit four cowls this winter. One was a slip-stitch pattern, one a lace pattern, one a linen-stitch pattern, and one a plain stockinette pattern.
Oddly, I think the stockinette cowl is my favorite. Probably because it's knit from a 100-percent cashmere yarn that I got for Christmas. This is a case of letting the yarn do the talking; it's so soft and beautiful that it doesn't need a stitch pattern to make it shine. And it's bright orange, which I love! There's one more cowl on the needles, and it's a good one: feather and fan pattern knit with Qiviuk yarn, which is muskox fur. It's the softest yarn I've ever felt, except for pure angora. I am truly blessed with beautiful yarn.
There are lots of reasons to knit cowls like crazy; here are just five:
1. They're usually quick projects.
2. They're great for using up those special, single skeins of yarn.
3. They're a fun way to try new stitch patterns.
4. They're great gifts.
5. They're really useful!
So, since I only have one cowl on the needles, I need to cast on another one! I'm not sure which one to do, so I'm putting the decision in your hands. Here are the choices:
What do you think? Which one should I knit? Leave a comment below and let me know, and maybe we'll do a quickie cowl knit-along with the winning cowl pattern.
Now leave a comment and tell me what to knit!