The pattern I used to experiment is called 5th Avenue, by tentenknits. I first use a mauve mohair I had from Bendigo Woollen mills to make a cowl for myself.
I was pretty pleased with the result, both in terms of the look and the warmth, so I knitted a red merino one for Jim. He wore it while we were in Victor Harbor last week.
Brigid rather liked it too!
It is a simple two line pattern, knitted in the round with a knit row between the pattern rows. Easy enough to remember after the first pattern round.
|facing side is the wrong side|
The pattern suggests wearing two of these together in different colours.I think it will be very warm on its own, and looks good doubled over too.
This one is a present that needs to be mailed. Before sending it, my granddaughter Niamh graciously agreed to model it for me.
|Cowl hanging loose.|
|Cowl around twice|
|Cowl over the head.|