Cowl with a twist

12 Dec

Alternative scarf

Soft knit cowls with a twist are definitely one of my favorite things for 2010.  I have made 4 for myself, 2 for Claire, 1 for Gail, 1 for Carol, 1 for Susan and 1 for Mom.

Cowl neck lines were popular in the late 1970s.  I noticed a few in stores last year.  This project came in my sight with an instruction sheet on how easy they are to make by knitting.  It is a wonderful accessory for a cold office and the softer the yarn the better.

I most often used “Homespun” by Lion Brand Yarn.  The content is 98% acrylic and 2 % polyester.  The texture makes the basic garter stitch feel luxurious.  The color blends are beautiful.

http://www.lionbrand.com and http://www.shawlministry.com both feature the prayer shawl concept and suggested patterns.  I am thinking “future project”.

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