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