My friend Anne asked me a couple weeks ago if I could make a special Birthday for her best friend. She came in my studio, looked through all the accessories I made in the past… and asked if I’d make a cowl/capelet such as this one: apparently her friend is always cold!
Sure ! Then we started looking for yarns… and settled for dark grey as the main color, with an accent of light green to make it pop.
The grey yarn was spun and plied super fine coned yarn. Once washed, those 6 strands make a good aran weight yarn. I also had a cone of super soft green yarn with a hairy halo, which added to some Plassard “week-end” yarn makes a very pretty contrast to the more rustic feel of the main yarn.
Just as for my first cowl, I free-styled it. Starting with enough Granny squares to go around a head, then went down with increases every 3rd round. And instead of my initially planned picot edging, I had to revert to Crab stitch edgings, which worked much better with the color contrast.
Now I hope the recipient will like it !!! What do you think ? ( & does it deserve a pattern ?)