Over the weekend I photographed two of my knitted cowls. My sister-in-law was visiting, and she’s the perfect model, so I ambushed her on her way to the park with my daughters. Word of warning – if you’re related to me, I’ll force you to pose for pictures while wearing my handknit items.
Okay, so I started this Snowdrift Infinity Cowl last winter with the intention of wearing it that season. Obviously it didn’t work out, but it’s finished now and ready for this season!
I used Knit Picks City Tweed Heavy Worsted in “Showshoe.” I love the stitch pattern. It’s not something you see very often. The yarn is a tad itchy around my neck, but I’m hoping I get used to it. Either that or I’ll have to wear it over a turtleneck.
The next cowl I knit for a friend for Christmas. She’s a huge Outlander fan, so what would be more perfect than a replica of the cowl Claire wore in the show?
This beast was knit with two strands of Thick and Quick in “Barley” and size 50 needles. I used the Sassenach Cowl pattern, although a pattern wasn’t really needed. I changed the stitch count and the length to my liking. I think my friend is going to love it. It looks exactly like the original! I bought way too much yarn, so I might make one for myself. I have to admit, it’s pretty darn stylish!
My project pages are linked below.