When I saw this fabulous leaf pattern I knew I had to do something with it. I originally thought it'd work in a lacy shawl or scarf, but in swatching it I found that it looks much better knit with thicker yarn. I remembered this fabulous brown yarn in my stash that was in sore need of a project, but didn't have much in the yardage category. The stitch and yarn paired beautifully in this cuddly cowl.
Cowl is knit in the round, and benefits from both loose cast on and bind off rows. The pattern is written in three sizes: snug, cuddly, and super drapey. The snug size is designed to snug up close around your throat; the cuddly size drapes a bit in front, and can be pulled up over the back of your head when the wind blows; and the super drapey size will hang low in front, or pull securely over the head like a thick hood with enough left to keep your chest warm when winter winds threaten to invade.
Model: Olympus Make Make; 68 yards in 25 grams; 90% wool, 10% mohair.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern, blocked
I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of my life when I don't have *something* on the go feel empty, and without form.