A new cowl to consider

Helen dropped off a beautiful new cowl this weekend.  The photos speak for themselves. alewives 03This is the longer infinity version of the Alewives Cowl designed by Elizabeth Doherty.  Helen used two skeins of Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted, which is specified in the pattern.  So the finished cowl is as soft as you can imagine.According to Elizabeth’s Blue Bee Studio blog posting about this lovely pattern: “the idea behind Alewives was to create a simple cowl using easily memorized stitch patterns, but to make it interesting enough to be fun and engaging. The design features panels of herringbone and panels of garter ridges moving together around the cowl in a rhythmic sequence that keeps the knitting galloping along. alewives 02Worked in the round, Alewives is written for two sizes: a 24"  diameter single loop, and a 49"  loop that can be worn as a long infinity scarf, or doubled around the neck for more warmth. The smaller cowl uses approximately 250 yards of a light worsted yarn. About 500 yards is needed for the longer version. Stitch patterns are provided in both charted and written form.”I would imagine that the shifting stitches would be enough of a challenge to keep one focused while providing some fun patterns to keep you knitting so as to see what comes next.  I love patterns like these.This could be a perfect pattern to highlight the showstopping colors of Leading Men Fiber Art's Box Office yarn that we received last week.  What do you think?