I finally got around to actually releasing the pattern for Serena’s Neck Cowl. It’s warm and wintry and it’s a simple enough knit. The yarn is really doing all the work; not only is the yarn pretty in the colouring, but it’s also soft and warm around the neck and the rib makes it nice and flexible too.
The yarn is Schoppel Wolle Pur which gives a charming striped effect. It only takes 1 skein to work this cowl. Any other nice variegated yarn in a heavy Aran or chunky weight would work too. The cowl is worked top down on circular needles size 5 mm; it is possible to work it on straight needles and sew it together, but I do not recommend this technique as the seam will be bulky.
I have worked the cowl on a size 5 mm needle and the rib effect gives it great flexibility and stretch, but it could very easily be worked on a size 6 mm needle if a slightly larger size was desired.
I have worn this cowl quite a bit lately and it really is very comfortable and warm to wear. It’s a right heat releaser…