The red cowl shown above was knitted out of a chunky something or other found in Spotlight. I think it was Moda Vera Hudson. It was acrylic and wool, and I fell in love with the colour. It was knitted on large 7 mm needles, so knitted up quickly. If you like this cowl, and can find the yarn, the pattern is on the label.
It is thick and chunky, and I am not sure whether I like it or not - it may be too bulky for me. But next year, when the weather is chilly, I will like this, I am sure. Anything to keep warm :)
The second cowl was made out of 12 ply Alpaca and Wool blend - Moda Vera, Tolva. Found in Spotlight. It's much softer and drapes nicely. I decided to knit this on 7mm needles as well, which makes the tension fairly loose, but does result in the nice drape and softness of this scarf. I used the same pattern as the scarf above. I like this one...
And the last little scarf is more like a collar - I love this one. It's small and neat and looks smart - and does the job of keeping the neck warm without adding a lot of bulk under a jacket or cardigan. Again , it's knitted in a 12 ply Alpaca and Wool blend - this one is by Patons, called Jet. Knitted on 5.5 mm needles. The pattern was torn out of a knitting magazine a year or so ago - I think a Spotlight publication.
For years I have been trying to build a serviceable wardrobe, and these are great additions. And they only take a few evenings to make, even if you are a slow knitter.
Bye for now,