As you found out from my previous post I did a little traveling to Minsk, Belarus to see some of my oldest and dearest friends and to meet some new ones too ;-)) For my trip I really wanted a new shawl, scarf or a cowl. I have decided to knit a cowl from some left over Louet Fingering Gems that I had. This is my favorite 4ply merino yarn. I have knitted many projects from it and there are will be many more. It is sturdy, soft, holds well lace. It is does not stretch at all and does not pill. It is a pleasure to knit with and to wear.
This was a very easy and enjoyable project to knit. The cowl got a lot of wear when I was in Minsk few weeks ago. I found it much more comfortable to wear over coat then any shawls or scarfs. It kept me very warm :-)) It is even came very useful when picking up apples at my friend’s yard during my visit ;-))
The pattern is called "Sweet October". It is available as a free download on Ravelry or my blog. It is very simple slipped stitch pattern, but maybe someone will find it useful. A cowl like that is a great way to use up leftover yarn :-) The cowl is very wide. I am wearing it folded in half lengthwise in the pictures.
My project on Ravelry can be found here.