All the yarn wants to be a cowl!
Cowls seem to be just about the perfect project. They are quick and allow for experimentation with design, texture and color. They don't take much yarn, so you can use some of the more expensive yarns that are Oh So Alluring. I also like to wear them. I usually choose fairly plain clothes, so cowls allow a bright pop of color or an interesting texture without having to commit to a whole big, bright outfit. They are also perfect for the weather around here. I can wear a cowl almost all year round.
Do I sound like I am the president of the "No Neck Left Bare" campaign? That wouldn't be such a bad job.
Well, in hopes that no neck is left bare. I give you the next installment in cowls... The Wave Cowl.
It's knit with Noro Ayatori and is on sale HERE until May 1st! Like most everything I knit with, I found it at work, and once I saw it, it wouldn't leave me alone. I've been ignoring this yarn for about a year, just not knowing what to do with it. Right before we left for a Spring Break trip to D.C., cowl inspiration struck again. This yarn is so soft and light with the colors changing gradually like the colors in the ocean. Waves, waves, waves, I say!
I knit two of these on our trip. The first one, pictured above is just one colorway, for A1. As I've said before, the girl needs color and a little neck protection in dreary old England. This colorway reminded me of her.
The second cowl uses two complementary colorways.
(These cowls are not blocked yet. They have better edge definition after blocking)
I've never knit with Noro before but I've seen plenty of amazing garments walk into the store. This yarn was a complete pleasure to work with. I'm intrigued by the color changes and want to see how two seemingly dissonant colors, knit in this pattern, might look. I'm not sure I'm going to able to resist!
In hopes of helping the "No Neck Left Bare" campaign, I went ahead and wrote the pattern up and added it to my pattern store on Ravelry.
Hopefully, I will not have to change the blog name to Ms. Cowly knits a cowl. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it.