stumpy cowl

Stumpy Cowl

pattern: my own truncated version of the Gloria Cowl
designer: you know, I’m not sure; I am using orinda5’s instructions as posted here
yarn: one skein of Pear Tree light worsted merino in Moss (107 yards)
needles: Crystal Palace US#7 circs, 16 inches
modifications: I used a light worsted yarn and one size smaller needles than the pattern calls for (US#7 instead of 8)

Based on the impression that one might immediately have upon looking at the top photo, allow me to clarify a few things. This is not a tube top. This is not a headband. This is not a sling. It’s a cowl. It’s a stumpy cowl, to be more precise. It measures only 7 1/2 inches long. *ahem* Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It serves its purpose quite well; it is just right for my far-from swanlike neck. And it is super-cozy and cuddly, albeit bound to pill in balls and flurries because such is the nature of Pear Tree’s merino. (It’s luxuriously soft but a little, ummm, pill-y.) I’m trying to make it feel like it’s cowl enough, but secretly, I’m wondering just how much I can stretch it if I block it without the yarn felting on me or doing something atrocious. No! That’s just wrong of me. It’s fine. It fits. It’s warm, soft, and squishy. I love it.

P.S. I can just imagine the cowl enlargement spam that will soon land in my inbox.


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