Just the thing to keep my neck warm…

Genetics are a funny thing.  My Grammy would get a cold almost instantly if her neck got cold.  I was unable to escape that fate.  Even on a lovely spring day hiking along a coast if the wind is too much on my neck I get sick.  Last year in Dorset I was hot as can be in my turtleneck traipsing about so I thought this was nuts.  I needed a solution.  Poking around the Ravelry site I found it.  Cowls!  I can wear light shirts but keep my neck protected and hopefully look somewhat fashionable.  It had to be better than the turtleneck!

The pattern I decided on was this cowl.  Then I had to figure out how to follow it as it is charted.  But I loved the pattern so I gave it a go.  It took me a couple of weeks, which for me, is super fast.  :)  I did it in the round and the only note I would mention is cast on 131 stitches, not 130, as you slip a stitch over to join the two ends of the round at the beginning.  Unfortunately I figured that out after doing a row or two.

Cowl 1 2013 Cowl 2 2013 Cowl 3 2013

I’m pleased to say this does the trick.  It kept my neck toasty and protected but I wasn’t baking.  :)

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16 thoughts on “Just the thing to keep my neck warm…

  1. LOL! I’m the same way. I keep telling my hairdresser not to cut my hair too short or else I’ll get cold. And I hate being cold! I use scarves all year to cover the back of my neck. I love the color of your cowls! When scarf shopping next I’ll have to try out a cowl if I can find one. Don’t quite have the patience anymore to make one. Lucky you though, you can make as many of them as your heart desires!

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