Last week I cast on this Botanical Cowl pattern.
I called this Fern as the yarn colour reminded me so much of the ferns I see on my walks to the forest.
I had a ball of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend that was being used for a scarf that was languishing in the wip pile and it seemed such a shame not to use such a wonderful yarn. I had fallen out of love with the scarf pattern !
My Mom’s birthday is coming up in September and with trying to be super organised I decided to get her present done early. Green is her favourite colour so the cowl pattern and yarn just worked hand in hand to turn out into this wonderful cowl.
I cast on the bigger size on 4mm needles and had it done in two evenings. I did have the aid of two films. The first evening Pride and Prejudice and the handsome Colin Firth as Mr Darcy helped it along more than half way ! The second evening P.S. I love you with the just as handsome Gerard Butler saw the cowl complete down to needing to block it.
All in all a fun piece that resulted in a light and airy cowl that has the advantage of being worn single and longer or doubled up and still giving warmth in the cooler weather.
I will most likely revisit this cowl pattern again.