Free Pattern Friday November 16, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Lovely Ribbed Cowl by Purl Soho

(Photos: Purl Soho)

Who doesn’t need one of these?! I’ve always preferred cowls to scarves because I find them infinitely easier to wear – I’m always fiddling with my scarves, trying to place them “just so”. Cowls suit my uncomplicated style – pull it on and go. In the winter I also like to keep them on indoors because as long as my neck is warm, I tend to be warm all over.  The Lovely Ribbed Cowl by Purl Soho is the perfect indoor/outdoor version of this popular style. Knit with an extra-soft DK weight yarn that gently folds around your neck, it’s warm enough to brave the elements and light enough to be worn around the house or office. And as Purl Soho notes, “beginners will love the do-able challenge, and old pros will appreciate the late-night-movie no-brainer!”.

Now to choose between Blue Sky Alpacas Sport (100% baby alpaca), Manos del Uruguay Silk/Wool Blend or, for over-the-top luxury, Handmaiden 4-ply 100% Cashmere.Decisions, decisions.

– Melissa