Cowls have been popular these past few seasons with fiber artists, fashion designers and especially fashionistas! And for good reason, this humble accessory, approximately 22" long and knit in the round or knit flat & seamed not only keeps you warm but can totally transform an outfit!
As we've been discussing layering knitwear is a huge hit for Autumn, place a drapey cowl over a knit tunic or dress, a coat or jacket or even a simple top, add some even longer necklaces or boots, and you have an entirely new look.
New on the cowl scene is Freshstitches' December Pocket Cowl. Clever Stacey Trock, designer behind Freshstitches, took the fashionable long style and made it practical yet still versatile, her new design can be wrapped around your neck once or twice or left long over your shoulders, and the best part, it includes pockets deep enough to fit your hands.
Have fun, explore textures and shapes, learn to knit or crochet a new technique or two, cowls are usually small projects that work up fast and most importantly, enjoy. Visit Cowls & Neckwarmers to see all my designs.
And you may have noticed I've introduced the work of a new designer, Tiny Owl Knits! Over my next few newsletters I'll properly introduce you to Stephanie and her designs.