When I asked the little guy to come up with a name for my new cowl design, his first choice was Color Bug Cowl. It had a nice ring to it, but didn't quite fit with my vision. So he decided to rename it after his second most favorite thing in the world, candy. So presenting the Candy Ribbon Cowl:
I am so happy with how this turned out. The entire process, from inspiration to completion, was the most fun I have had with knitting in a while. Playing with different shades of the same color, from teal to aqua to the palest of blues, and offsetting it against the silvery grey, was so addicting! But my favorite part was discovering the royal quilting stitch pattern while browsing through Barbara Walker's amazing A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It was love at first sight.
I decided to try knitting the cowl with cotton yarn in order to make it wearable year round. But a soft and drapey wool or wool blend would be lovely, too. I had a few doubts about the final dimensions of the cowl while knitting it. Too long? Not wide enough? But in the end, I think that the size worked out okay and gives it a bit of versatility.
I am playing around with the idea of posting this as a free pattern on ravelry if I can make any sense of my scribbles. Have a good weekend everyone!
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