I love starting the month off with a new pattern! Here is Eccentric Cowl available in my pattern shop on Ravelry.
Eccentric cowl is knit in the round with no seams. I have designed it in two sizes but really, you could make any size you’d like, directions are included in the pattern.
I wanted to design a cowl that would have drape and be warm but without a lot of bulk. So I turned to my favourite weight of yarn – fingering weight. This weight also makes up a huge part of my stash so I didn’t have to go far for yarn.
The small size is a nice single loop of warmth around your neck. Shown here in Wollmeise Pure Merino in one of the “we’re different” oranges that I scored from their website. This seems like the perfect color for fall, it’s such a vibrant orange.
When you get tired of wearing it as a cowl, it may also be worn as a small scarf which could be tucked inside your coat on a really cold day.
When I first started knitting the large size, i thought I had made it too large. But now it is finished and blocked I am so in love with the size! Shown here in Tosh Merino Light in the colorway Composition Book Grey, 2 skeins. Loop it around the neck twice with a twist for easy drape and warmth.
You could also wear it with the tube flat (2 layers) in a variety of other eccentric ways. Shown here with the neck opening around the shoulders.
Or looped around the neck in many different configurations.
Pull it on over the shoulders. Here’s a look at how large the tube really is!
Keep it on as above but use your favourite shawl pin to come up with some more ways to wear it.
I think this might be my favourite thing to wear this winter. I’m so glad that I made it in this lovely grey neutral that will go with everything but I’m already thinking of a second version in greens or browns.
The lace pattern is simple to work and every second round is a plain knit round, so it knits up quite quickly considering the size. And the pattern includes both charts and written instructions for the lace.
I hope you love it as much as I do! Eccentric Cowl available today on Ravelry.