This cowl is the Arwen Cowl by Tabitha's Heart, a pattern you can buy on Ravelry. But starting with the pattern is like starting in the middle of the story. This project was all about the yarn.
|Supposed to be variations on wearing the cowl but turned out more like see how many faces I can pull.|
It was my last finished yarn before TDF and as I was working with it I began to understand why people say that handspun doesn't age well. I could see every mistake I'd made in it. If I'd had only spun it after all those manic hours of spinning during the Tour. But I was in love with the colours when I spun it up and I still am. So I didn't really want to keep it off the needles.
Armed with the WPI and the yardage I delved into Ravelry and came out with he Arwen Cowl. It's a charming pattern and had just the right look. Knitting it was a tiny tiny bit frustrating as the new round often started with a yarn over. I don't think it was necessary and it made it more difficult to keep track of where the rows started and lead to a messy cast off edge (see the peak in the picture bellow?) It wasn't deal breaker annoying but I wish the pattern was just a bit more clever. Then I wouldn't have been annoyed at all.
Or I could learn to chill I suppose.
In the end the charming pattern lead to a charming finished object. I can't quite bring myself to call it my Arwen Cowl because I'm not really a Tolkien fan (please don't argue with me about that. My Dad has a Tolkien inspired tattoo so can rest assured that I've heard the arguments) Instead I call it my Otherworld Cowl because naming it based on a comic book is less nerdy right?