It’s the Noble Cowl, a most excellent Christmas gift. All along – right down to the last stitch – I had this crazy idea that it was for my Jamaican MIL. The answer to her mid-September request for, “a small sort of cravat so I could put in in my neck chest region to keep warm in the office…”
Naturally, I glossed over certain realities of life in the tropics & chose this piece of winter outerwear. For her to wear with her blazers at work. Never minding that she doesn’t wear lovely jewel tones but kidding myself that I could win her over to my way of thinking… So, seeing the FO in all its glory, I have faced facts. It is not for MIL. I know exactly who it’s really for & feel much better about the whole thing.
No polar bears were harmed.
I used ²⁄3 of a skein of Fleece Artist Sea Wool on 3.25mm DPNs. It’s 135 stitches around or 9 repeats of the shield pattern & 8 or so inches high. It did take me almost 2 weeks to make & is def. not mindless knitting. At some points, I just wanted the K2togs to be over! After blocking, I think that the shields/ leaves will show beautifully.
The challenge is to find a cravat-like pattern that is A/C & office-friendly. It would be great if that pattern also makes for good knitting. My high school uniform included a tie. 5 years of daily tie-wearing put me off scarves, cravats, neckerchiefs and the like for life!