I find them much easier to wear than a scarf – no fussing with the scarf tails and no wondering how best to to tie it.
Just slip on the cowl and go and, since I knit at a snail’s pace, they are “quick” to knit.
I selected the Thermis pattern written by Kris Knits, because I liked the button feature and the great gray yarn color the original was knit in. I chose Miss Babs Yowza in Pewter to knit the cowl and I just love the yarn and the way the cowl turned out.
The Yowza yarn has a great flecks of light and dark grays.
The pattern was a mix of ribbing and a basket weave seed stitch. Pretty easy stuff.
There was a bit of drama with this cowl. Seems at some point the yarn fibers may have been attacked by moths which frayed the yarn and a hole appeared in the ribbing. This is where friends that knit are very important. Kate, my knitting friend and genius, repaired the hole with ease and this little cowl is back in rotation.
Looks great on Alex, my niece.
Looks like cowls are the way to go!