What to make: More cowl bell

COWL Turning Stone

I had intended to write a whole post about fall sweaters, maybe even share my favorite examples of cable-y goodness from Rhinebeck, but thinking about sweaters right now is kind of overwhelming, especially after finishing a sweater, a DK-weight shawl and a baby blanket last month. I’m feeling like knitting some small winter accessories, cowls in particular. I realized the other day that I only have a couple of go-to cowls and I need to remedy that. And, very appropriately, A Playful Day is doing a Selfish Single Skein Along starting Nov. 21 and I picked up a lot of single skeins at Rhinebeck.

Since my family is Jewish, and my friends and I have taken to going on movie/dinner/karaoke outings instead of exchanging holiday gifts, I don’t usually have a crush of holiday knitting. I am making an exception for my husband, who recently underwent spine surgery and who definitely deserves a handknit. When I picked up the skein of Western Sky Knits Willow Sport at Gauge + Tension last month, I knew I would knit something for him. In searching for a unisex cowl that would work well in a variegated color, I found Chrissy Prange’s Turning Stone, which you can see as a WIP above.

Here are some more pattern suggestions, whether you’re knitting for someone else or decide to be a little selfish (hey, you deserve it!). Psst: Many of these patterns will be discounted 25% starting today until Nov. 21 through the Indie Design Gift-A-Long, which you can learn more about here.

Fingering

Song of the Sea by by Louise Zass-Bangham

The Keep Calm Cowl by Lexi Parisse

Frost in Bloom by Lara Smoot

Shallows by Bonnie Sennott (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Sport

More Cowl Bell Please by Mary Annarella (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

More Cowl Bell Please by Mary Annarella (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Rhodes by Kimberly Voisin (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Firenze by Elizabeth Elliott (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Like the Tides Cowl by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Dorigen Cowl by Karen Robinson (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

DK

Flambeau by Sara Gresbach (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Flambeau by Sara Gresbach (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Ceramic Flowers by Mademoiselle C

Gather by Tin Can Knits, with a sample made in Duck Duck Wool 50/50 Merino Silk DK by The Knot House, a LYS in Maryland. My choice for the DDW I picked up at the Rhinebeck trunk show.

Gather by Tin Can Knits, with a sample made in Duck Duck Wool 50/50 Merino Silk DK by The Knot House, a LYS in Maryland. My choice for the DDW I picked up at the Rhinebeck trunk show.

Careen by Katya Frankel (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Hunter Cowl by Brenda Green (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Worsted

Horloge by Alex Tinsley (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Horloge by Alex Tinsley (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Symbiotic Cowl by Hanna Maciejewska (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Exakta Cowl by Stephannie Tallent (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Whitby Place by Keya Kuhn

Windrow by Bristol Ivy (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Aran and bulky

Rhinecliff Cowl by Laura Aylor (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Rhinecliff Cowl by Laura Aylor (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

What You Wish by Terri Kruse (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Lansbury by Shannon Cook (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

Heirship Cowl by Deirdre Lejeune (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

White Leaf by Alicia Plummer (Part of the Indie Design GAL)

See all of these, plus many more of my favorites on Ravelry and Pinterest.

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