Just recently I have tried my hand at designing.
I started with a cowl pattern. I love cowls, they are so much easier to wear than scarves and you don’t loose them as easy so I reckoned they were as good a place as any to start.
I had a picture of pathways weaving their way up the cowl.
After working out if the pattern would repeat and what the stitch count would be I set to deciding on the edging.
One of my own favourite cowls I wear is one by Sarah Burton of Verdgris Knits and it had a roll on it. This makes the cowl sit snugger into the neck and a lot more comfy to wear. So I took this idea and applied it to my cowl. You can see here how the roll sits.
I chose a dark grey and this burgundy colour to work the pattern up in.
The pathways weave and intertwine themselves beautifully up the cowl in a gentle fashion.
With the way they are worked the back becomes just as beautiful as the front and so means the cowl has no right and wrong side.
As you see in the picture the left hand side shows the back and right hand side the front but both are equally pretty.
I knit the cowl long enough that it can be worn either way’s.
Just for some added glamour I’ve teamed the cowl with a ceramic brooch from a local artist, Jeanette Everson Handmade Ceramics.
I worked this example up in a fingering/4ply yarn for a finer lighter feel but it would work equally as well in a dk yarn for a warmer cowl.