This cowl was really easy and quick to make – the pattern is Garter Gaiter, by Purl Soho. I made it as a Christmas present for my brother-in-law’s fiancee. She lives in Glasgow, which can be quite a cold and grey place (that might be an understatement!) and her favourite colour is yellow. I called this version Sunshine & Showers for obvious reasons!
I used 1 skein each of Rowan Big Wool, which is probably the nicest yarn I’ve ever knitted with. It’s on the expensive side (for me), but I had a voucher for an online yarn shop from my mother-in-law for my last birthday so I spent it on stuff I would never usually buy! Now I know how nice it is I might be tempted to buy it again, though, despite the cost. My needles were 9mm, 60cm circulars, rather than 40cm, so I cast on 80 stitches instead of 60, but it turned out OK.
The cowl looks nicer on a person than on a hanger, but I don’t like appearing in photos and it’s not really Mr C’s style!