Doctor Who Cowl
The Pattern: The pattern is a very very simple cowl pattern calling for scrap yarns. I thought the idea was brilliant and it would help me use up my leftover yarn while preserving the awesome color scheme. I modified the pattern, using a foundation half double crochet row instead of chaining and using only 60 half double crochets per round. I still used a K hook and still made 24 rounds. I really like the drape of the cowl and I like the way the height adds bulk and warmth. The best part about this pattern is that it takes sooo little time and is great for stashbusting. It has inspired me to think creatively to use up the bits and pieces of yarn that I can’t figure out what to do with.
The Yarn: I used Vanna’s Choice in olive, burgundy, mustard, charcoal, brick, and beige. I really love this yarn. It’s rather soft and smooth. These skeins have been hanging around my stash for so long and have been used for so many things, I’m beginning to think they multiply! But honestly, if I had to be stuck recycling yarn, I’m glad it’s this kind. It’s pretty nice!
What’s next for me: Now that I’ve knocked out this cowl, I’ve just got legwarmers I’m hoping to make before I jump into a pattern from the new knitting books I’ll be getting for Christmas (I’ve been awfully nice this year!).