Caution: Cowls Ahead

The cowl returns, topping the list of cold weather accessories, in every shape and style imaginable.  Tuck away your favorite scarf this year and try on one of these cowls for size, it just might surprise you how easy they are to wear and what a difference it will make on a frosty day. 

Indie Cowl

It takes no more than an evening to whip up this bulky cowl and have it ready to layer over a jean jacket for a casual weekend look.  Indie by Sirdar is the leader of the pack with eight zesty colourways all seasoned with southwestern flavor.

Luxurious Winter Cowl by Sublime

Double up or triple up in an endless loop, knit in Wooly Merino by Sublime, a chunky boucle yarn composed of merino and nylon, with eleven melodic shades- (Rolling) Stone, Purple (Rain), Ruby (Tuesday), and (Moody) Blue, just to name a few. 

The Ribby Cowl by Sublime

The Ribby Cowl hits a high note with Spruce (Springsteen) fans, one of three fresh new shades in the musical line up of Wooly Merino, and also featured in Sublime Book #639.

Brioche Neck Wrap by Debbie Macomber

Just when you think you have seen every style, here is another version- a side buttoned neck wrap in a far from boring brioche rib stitch.  Check out The Blossom Street Collection Book One  by Debbie Macomber for this eye-catching design, knit in pure wool Gerbera Print, and available in six different self-striping patternways.  

Kate by Mirasol

Layers of ribbed texture make this long and winding cowl especially attractive as a neck piece, and equally as effective as a barrier against the cold.  Kate is knit in Rippling Lakes, one of eight colourways in Maylla by Mirasol, an earthy twist of alpaca, highland wool and bamboo sourced viscose.

Wooly Merino Cowl by Sublime

Brace yourself against winter’s fury with the warmth of Sublime’s Wooly Merino Cowl in A Whiter (Shade Of Pale).  A chunky weight yarn that’s cosy and comfortable enough to wear as a head covering or a  neck warmer.

Cabled Cowl by Debbie Bliss

Taking on this knitting project means a mile long adventure with twists and turns on every row.  Cables and ribs sit neatly side by side in an extra long cowl featured in Andes by Debbie Bliss.  With sixteen shades to pick from, this blend of baby alpaca and mulberry silk yarn will slide deliciously across the needles.

Victoria Roll by Sublime

Simple moss stitch highlights the beauty of Cashmere Merino Silk Aran, in a whopping range of thirty-four shades.  The Victoria Roll by Sublime is the  perfect ending to any outfit.

5 Responses to “Caution: Cowls Ahead”

  1. Marilyn F says:

    I see this style everywhere now on the streets, cowls that are long and cowls that are snug.
    I cant decide which one would look best on me. There is such a variety of them.

  2. regan g says:

    These look like the coziest winter cover ups I have seen.

    It would be great to have a different one for every day of the week.

  3. S J says:

    They look good on the models but do regular people really wear them?? It seems like there is lots of extra fabric in the cabled cowl and the luxurious winter one. I just wonder if it would be heavy to have it hanging on my neck.

  4. Keisha H says:

    slowly but surely i am catching on to this cowl craze.

    it makes sense not to fiddle with a scarf and just throw one of these on in a hurry.

    the brioche neck wrap looks quite elegant.

  5. Redrobin says:

    my friends and i are wearing cowls this year, they look great and have such versatility, before you say ‘no way’ to them, try one on, and see how they look.

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