Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I hate having a cold neck. Ever since having mono when I was a senior in high school, when the temperatures dip, I feel more comfy and secure if my neck is covered. The thing is, as nice as these long, double-wrapped big scarves may be, I myself am small in stature. Big scarves engulf me, and I look like the scarf is wearing me, rather than vice versa. Enter the cowl. As all of you knitters know, cowls are big (as in, trendy!) Call them what you like: neck-warmer, cravat, cowl, "snood", whatever, they are super popular right now. I designed this Urban Chill Cowl to be the perfect blend of what my neck needs: just enough warmth, streamlined enough to be chic, and buttons along the side so that you can choose to pull it over your head, or button it up. I did this one of Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted. Sumptuous, soft wool that is subtly variegated, and it took just one skein.