A while back, I blogged about a wee bit of knitting that I'd done for Golf Pro. (I designed him a cowl to keep him warm on the links when the wind kicked up).
I'm afraid I'm going to have to repeat myself, because after a few months of fussing about, and working with testers, I've finally released the pattern for
Don't let the fact that I designed it for my golfing husband fool you, it works as well for those of us who never hit the links. When you suddenly find that the wind has picked up, and you're chilly enough to wish you’d put on a turtleneck before heading out to whatever you're up to (even hitting the links), you can solve the problem with something small enough to keep in your pocket, or your golf bag. This will keep your neck warm without getting in the way (as a scarf would do), and without looking too feminine. Your favorite vocalist will find it as helpful.
Knit in cotton or a wool-cotton blend, it’s light enough to wear indoors, but worked in a nice wool or alpaca blend, it will keep you toasty on bright winter walks through the snow.
The original was knit using 180 yards of Fortissima Cotton, but any fingering weight yarn will do.
The cowl is worked top down, with a bit of extra ribbing on the "corners" to help keep the cotton snug against the wearer's neck, even after being stretched out to go over his head.
This diamond brocade stitch pattern helps trap warm air inside.
You can purchase this cowl through Ravelry for $5.50or add to cart