I have a love/hate relationship with cowls. I love to knit them but I kind of hate to wear them. They make my hair all static-y when I pull them on and off and that just sort of drives me crazy. You know what this means, though? They make perfect gift knitting. And so, I knit a pretty little cowl for my dear friend Sharon for her birthday.
The yarn is Karabella Yarns Boise, a 50/50 blend of merino and cashmere. It’s verrrrrry soft and therefore perfect for wearing right against your face.
The pattern is Pretty Thing. It’s a very easy pattern to follow and it moves along pretty quickly. I knit this up in 4 days and I didn’t even have to push to get it done in that time frame. In other words, it’s great for a last minute gift. Not that anyone is thinking about last minute gifts right now but Christmas will come around again, my friends, and you ought to keep this one on your radar for that reason alone.
I gave it to Sharon the other night – a month after her birthday, I must point out – but she didn’t seem to mind. If you’re going to give a belated birthday gift I highly recommend that it be a cashmere blend. Those cashmere fumes provide the perfect distraction, doncha know.