My foray into a gift-worthy knit this year has turned into a thesis – my cowl thesis! And as long as I stay within gift giving deadlines, an enjoyable one at that. I don't typically wear cowls so exploring their variations in dimension, fit, and fabric drape has created a bit of a research project for me.
All versions have their lace in common – flame chevron – named appropriately I'd say for taking the chill off. This stitch pattern is shown above worked in Baby Alpaca DK (green tea) by Shibui Knits and Lark (frost) by Quince & Co. And just to prove my mettle, I've worked another, not shown, in Quince & Co's Chickadee!
The piece I'll gift is slowly coming into focus and will require a 4th version, slated to be on my needles today. I plan to offer them all as a set in a single pattern – soon – for other knitters to enjoy.