I’ve done it on scarves and shawls, I don’t know why it’s never occurred to me to use it in a cowl. There’s something so delicate about a scalloped edge up there by your collarbone. It even looks pretty just spreading out from the circular needles like some yarn-y flower petals. I grin every time I look at it.
I’m frustrated that I can’t
quite capture the right color of this yarn—a deep teal. It’s as if the camera can only register it as green or blue but not the marvelous in-between color that it is.
The ingenious combination of feather-and-fan interspersed with a single smart cable gives this piece a terrific texture and just enough heft to hold up against your neck. With just a few stitch tricks like these, an impressive accessory (and lots of compliments) are surely in my future. Not to mention—because this is Chicago, after all, a lightweight garment that will offer a nice bit of warmth without being too bulky.
Sure, I’m only a couple of repeats into the pattern, but sometimes that’s all you need to know you’ve got a good thing going.