I absolutely love warm and cosy cowls during fall and winter. And since I have started back knitting and crochet, I can happily make my own in as many sizes and colours as I desire! Now that it's September, and I am getting used to the idea of it growing cooler every day, I took back up the Calm Cowl that I started back in April and completed it last Thursday.
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen the quick snapshot I posted on Saturday. Now here it is in its full glory.
I used Knit Picks Shine Sport cotton yarn in Clementine. I originally planned this as a summer cowl, for the mountains, but never finished it. However, even though I made it smaller than the pattern, it loops twice and should be quite warm enough for our relatively mild winters.
This cowl is crocheted in the round, which I discovered I don't enjoy. First I had a heck of a time not twisting the starting chain, and had to restart a couple times. I still didn't manage so there's a bit of a funky bit at the beginning. Luckily quite easily hidden in a cowl.
The yarn was a pleasure to use though, it crocheted up quite smoothly! And the pattern is an easy one to follow, especially after the two loopy rows. I was able to complete the bulk of it while watching TV, which says a lot!
I ended up only using three skeins of yarn instead of the intended four, mainly because I wanted to use the last skein for this delicious infinity scarf by Moogly.
Have you started your fall and winter projects?