The Willow Cowl knitting pattern is a free download from Ravelry. It alternates rows of knit stitches with rows of a lace pattern and features a picot edging on both the top and bottom.
I took a long car trip with my husband last month to Colorado, Utah and Montana and was looking for a “project” to do on the airplane and in the car. My friend, Anne, happened to wear a willow cowl right before I was leaving. I knew this was the perfect thing to take with me. I even convinced two of the friends I was meeting to work on one too.
One of our husbands took this picture of us. Look at the concentration! I wish you could see the roaring fire in the fireplace across from us. We were at 10,000 feet in a cabin in CO and it was cold at night in October.
I finished my cowl during the car ride away from the cabin when we were near Grand Junction, CO. I quickly looked up on my smart phone to see if there was a yarn store nearby our route. Yes! AND my dear husband was willing to stop. Only a mile off of our planned route was this store:
I bought two more skeins of sock yarn.
This yarn is thin – more lace weight than sock weight. But the silk is so nice feeling! And these colors were all around me while I was knitting it.
I followed the same directions but the difference in the yarn made a bit of a difference in the size that doesn’t really matter when you wear it.
I finished both of these on my trip and was glad to have something to work on while visiting friends and traveling. Since returning home, I’ve started on a third one. I’m not sure whether I will keep all three or gift one or two of them. Would you like one?