It’s winter. I’m always cold, thus, I always have a scarf wound around my neck at all times of the day. However, scarfs can be bulky under coats and I sometimes get sick of having them draped down all the way down to my waist and getting caught around my arms while I move. So, I decided to join the bandwagon and knit a cowl to match my new mittens. Cowls are definitely a great alternative to scarfs, yet most are designed to be pulled over your head, thus mussing up your hair – not that I ever actually do my hair, yet static is not a style I’m wanting to sport. So, I decided to play around with designing a cowl that closed using buttons. I searched through Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns and fell in love with the Woven Diagnonal Herringbone pattern. I’ve written up my pattern to share with you.
I’m in love with the end result, which is both sleek and warm and I think the stitch pattern showcases the variation of the Manos del Uruguay yarn beautifully. As evidenced by the pictures, I don’t “do” my hair. At least this cowl won’t make it look worse!