Beautiful red-to-purple-gradient Bird’s Nest cowl will keep you warm and cozy this Fall. This super-soft, Blue-faced Leicester and silk blend drapes wonderfully around your neck while adding color to your wardrobe. Wear it with a favorite blouse or add color to that neutral business suit, either way you’ll love this hand-knit accessory.
I love how this cowl turned out. I wasn’t sure if the Bird’s Nest pattern would combine well with the Vestland pattern edging but now that it’s blocked, I think it’s stunning. I love how the gradient blends at the edge as well. The Bird’s Nest stitches were a bit tough to do in the round, but once I remembered to add the extra yarn overs in the row before the 5/9 stitch, it was much easier to do. The Vestland edging was easy, I just had to redo the area of the flower once as I’d had two y/os, as suggested in the pattern and the hole was way too large for the cowl. I redid it using just one and it turned out perfect. I think I’ll try this again using the full pattern for a cowl.
Color: Red to purple gradient.
Size: One size (S – XL). Measures 25″ circumference by 14″ long.
Material: 50% Silk, 50% Blue-faced Leicester wool.
Hand wash – lay flat or dry clean.
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This cowl has sold. 🙂
*Special thanks to Athanasia Andritsou and Anne-Lise Maigaard for creating such a lovely patterns and Helen from Moonlightyarns for making such beautiful yarn to work with.