Smooth edge cowl

smooth edge cowl 1

This knitting project was an excuse to use Cascade Eco Duo, an amazingly soft yarn that is thick, squishy, and comes in gorgeous natural, undyed colors.  The pattern is Smooth Edge Cowl, knit with 2 skeins of Cascade Eco Duo in color Vanilla.  I knit it up on US 10 1/2 needles.

smooth edge cowl 2

It actually took longer than I thought – the herringbone pattern can be time-consuming, and the use of short rows means a lot of counting to keep track of where you are.  The cowl is skinnier along one side, but I can’t really understand the purpose; the shape is really awkward, because it’s too long to just loop once around your neck, but it’s really tight when you double-loop it (like in the photo).  I mean, it would be great if you were REALLY cold, but otherwise, it’s a little too much to have wrapped around your neck.

In short, I wouldn’t knit this one again (although I would use the yarn again if I found a good pattern for it).

 smooth edge cowl 3


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One comment on “Smooth edge cowl

  1. Thank you for posting your comments on this pattern. I may put this one on the back burner for now. I do think it looks lovely on, but it’s not useful if not comfortable.

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