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Bird’s Nest cowl

Bird's Nest cowl.
Bird’s Nest cowl.

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.


Bird's Nest cowl.
Back view of cowl.

Bird's Nest cowl.
Close up of edging.

Bird's Nest cowl.
Single layer of pattern.

Bird's Nest cowl.
Full view of cowl.

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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.