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10/22/2009 12:11:06 PM
Guest
Guest
I always liked the idea of "neckwarmers," even back when they were called dickies. Now that they have so many pretty cowls, with all sorts of lace and texture patterns, I feel like I could knit one for just about everyone on my gift list, so long as I chose the right ones.

Someone, stop me if this is a really bad idea...

T
10/22/2009 12:31:58 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
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I`ve been on a cowls kick since last winter. I made a couple for gifts then, and I`ve finished 3 in the last couple of weeks, one for a gift and 2 for charity. I highly recommend a couple - Wavy Feathers Wimple (http://tinyurl.com/yj93yvo) is fast and has a purl stitch at the end of each repeat, so it`s easy to stay in pattern; Noble Cowl (http://tinyurl.com/ylzokbp) and the Good Luck Cowl (http://tinyurl.com/yg5fzo9) are also easy. These look great in fine
fingering/sock yarns or worsted weight. The Man (or Anyone) Cowl (http://tinyurl.com/5ja64v) is very tailored.
10/22/2009 6:00:16 PM
CathyDB
CathyDB
Posts 52
I`m making the Pretty Little Thing cowl by Yarn Harlot in hot pink cashmere. It`s gorgeous!!!! I like cowls because I live in MN and, if that`s not reason enough, they are quick and easy - instant gratification almost!!!
10/23/2009 6:53:41 AM
Amy QOY
Amy QOY
Posts 3839
There are some nice ones in the holiday Vogue with really chunky yarns. I was thinking they might be nice stash busters with some combined worsteds.
10/23/2009 3:41:11 PM
vamanta
vamanta
Posts 1657
Cowls are hugely successful in my neck of the woods in years past. I love being able to pull it up over my ears to block wind. I have been knitting a stack of the "bow knot scarf" neckwarmers for guys and gals this year. Everyone loves them too and I can complete one per day. They stay put and cover the back of the neck & the neck opening at the top of your coat zipper. Only need about 50 gms per.

I am eyeing a Berroco pamphlet called Sundae (#287) here @ elann bc it has a way cool cowl on the cover.

Only advice on all these, be careful of itchy yarn due to direct contact with the neck. I use acrylic (ugh) for most of mine to appease the itchy masses.

Joan
10/23/2009 7:43:06 PM
Amy QOY
Amy QOY
Posts 3839
I love to where the bow knot neckwarmer with a pretty pin or brooch on the knot. I think they look great with your coat off.
10/24/2009 4:43:21 AM
vamanta
vamanta
Posts 1657
And from the sublime to the ridiculous: my 80 yr old neighbor wears hers with her PJ`s at night.

PS: I always toy with the idea of modifying the shape of the 2 ends and then switching the gs middle to a rib but then forget.

Joan
10/25/2009 5:05:03 AM
jeanflores
jeanflores
Posts 2658
Funny because I just saw one last night on Hill Country Weaver`s Website that I thought I`d knit for my mother. It`s here:
http://knitbuzz.blogspot.com/2009/04/free-pattern-susans-lacy-cowl.html
10/25/2009 9:31:29 AM
Les
Les
Posts 4244
That is a very pretty stitch pattern! Doesn`t look too daunting!
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