Why is everybody so crazy for cowls?
I know I am.
I mean, it’s just a scarf that you stitch into a loop. There’s nothing special about THAT.
Or maybe there is. I have a pile of them around the house at this point, and there’s something about the looping of a cowl that is more fun than just wrapping a scarf around your neck.
Up top there is my almost completed London Cowling. The first one was a skinny cowl. This one is double length, because I a) had three skeins of this yarn and b) love a double-looped cowl.
I like the way cowls are all about texture. It’s a simple thing. Nothing to get hung about. I particularly love this London Cowling cowl because the texture is fine and small scale. A spring cowl.
A cowl is the opposite of a shawl, where I feel the need to show off its majestically complicated pattern by walking through the parking lot with both arms outstretched. “Has anybody noticed that this looks sort of like BIRD FEATHERS?”
I will put in one more plug for Blue Sky Alpaca Silk. When you mouse over the shades here, each little dumpling of yarn is more beautiful than the last. Gorgeous shades, don’t you think? Makes me want to knit every single color.