Tuesday 13 January 2015

My Favourite Cowl Pattern

Many of you have made this cowl before and I have too, many times but I always keep coming back to it. 

Please be prepared for picture overload, not one of the pictures really shows the beauty of these cowls or round scarf as it's named in the tutorial....

Cowl One

Made with Dk yarn which was gifted to me by my daughter this Christmas, she knows these are my favourite colours.  This is the ten rounds version.

Cowl Two

 I think that this is the closest to the true colour

 I so desperately needed a model 

but Mr Bear was the only one that volunteered
This particular cowl was made with Poundstretcher Fireside Chunky and I love it, I love the colour and the softness of the yarn and it doesn't irritate my neck which is great, I wear it a lot.

Cowl Three
Twenty rounds version

 Again no model but when Dudley doggy saw me resorting to using the chair
he agreed to model it for me (and I think he was a little jealous of Mr Bear)

This is made with King Cole twist Aran in shade Raspberry.

I had this particular yarn in my stash for years just waiting for the right project and this fitted the bill perfectly.  The twenty round version is so cosy and it can be lifted up at the back onto your head for extra warmth. I do love it but this larger version is too bulky for my taste but many of the people I have made it for love it.

So why do I like this particular cowl?
It's easy to make, it works with any type of yarn, it works up really quickly honestly I have made some in a couple of hours, it's a great portable project, I love the texture of the stitch and it looks great.

You can find the tutorial here, I love this lady she is so bubbly and she explains how to make it really well.

If you want to see more of them Ana loves them too.

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  1. Very pretty! Love the color of the second one. Best wishes, Tammy

  2. Lovely. I'm using some Poundstretcher dk yarn at the moment and it is surprisingly soft and knot-free.

  3. They're all beautiful, Linda. It looks like a nice pattern to make. Thanks for sharing.

  4. All of your wool choices are lovely. It's a very pretty cowl!

  5. Beautiful! I love the second one. I fell in love with cowls last winter and suppose that I will make more next winter. I adore your models!!!

  6. Oh I LOVE the first one. That yarn is so pretty!

  7. They are really pretty cowls. I love stitches that have a lot of texture. Cowls are fun to make as they give you "instant" gratification, or at least more "instant" than a bigger shawl or blanket. I haven't made one in a while now. Hmm...

  8. All of your different versions are really great in different ways! Glad that you found some models!! xx

  9. They are all beautiful amazing to see so many different versions but all stunning
    Clare x

  10. Your cowls are very pretty !! Color shades of third one are lovely :)

  11. I can see why it is your favourite cowl pattern Linda, they all look truly gorgeous and give squishy comfort around your neck. They're so much more versatile for wearing than a scarf would be too and oh the prettyness factor with your yarn choices makes them a winner in my book.

  12. Wow your scarves are beautiful! I have seen this video and the girl explains the process nicely! I hope you enjoy wearing them this winter and you will look stylish too!

  13. They are all so beautiful. I made quite a few just a few years ago for Christmas presents, I loved making them.
    Hugs to you Linda,

  14. Beautiful in all colors !!!!
    Have a cosy day !

  15. Beautiful!!! I love the pattern and my favorite color is the second. Lovely pic of Mr. Bear!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  16. So beautiful cowls!!!

  17. Love your cowls Linda - so cosy and colourful ! Great work! x

  18. I am so glad you liked it, Linda!!! I know it can be addictive; I have lost count of how many I have made, and I am sure I will be making more ;-) All your color choices are lovely.

  19. Beautiful cowls Linda. Love all the colors.

  20. All your cowls are so beautiful. I've started watching the video and I really want to make one the ones that she twists and then puts back over her head! I suppose there isn't a written tutorial anywhere for this? Thanks. X

  21. Is there a written pattern anywhere? Thx

    1. I haven't seen a written tutorial anywhere but it is a very simple pattern and you should get right into it :)


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