Cowls Cowls Cowls (and a scarf)

I've been in the mood to make some simple things lately (probably because I have so many boxes to unpack), so I've been using up stray skeins of yarn to crochet and knit a few big, chunky cowls (available in the Etsy store!). It started with deciding to make my friend Maggie a cowl for her birthday (please ignore the selfie and focus on the cowl :P): A gray crocheted cowl in Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran

Wearing a gray crocheted cowl in Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran

It's crocheted back and forth with about three skeins of Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran (color is called, weirdly enough, "grey"), and came out to about 55 inches around.

I loved how that one came out but thought that the gauge could use some work, so I switched to a bigger hook and made this one, in the same yarn with a green border:

A gray crocheted cowl with green borders in Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran

A gray crocheted cowl with green borders in Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran

I think I may actually prefer the one with the smaller gauge, but I love the pop of green on this one. It came out to about 52 inches, but is a bit more stretchy due to the looser stitches.

Next was this super simple (and a little longer, at about 58 inches) sandy colored cowl. I've been wanting to try the camel stitch for a while now, so I took the opportunity to practice (made with two skeins of Thick and Quick):

Sandy colored crocheted cowl in Lion Brand Yarn Thick and Quick

Sandy colored crocheted cowl in Lion Brand Yarn Thick and Quick

The stitch is so simple but looks so pretty - it might be my favorite yet! I crocheted in the round with a size N hook on this one, and it came out just about perfect with a great drape to it.

Sandy colored crocheted cowl in Lion Brand Yarn Thick and Quick

And then, a scarf that I actually nearly finished last year, but had packed and forgotten about. I unearthed it while attempting to unpack my studio, and it just needed to have the ends woven in.

100% wool knit scarf in variegated Nashua Handknits yarn

You may remember this one from this post...I'm ashamed to say that I finished it not too long after that, but just didn't get around to finishing until now. It's so pretty though, so I'm really glad I did!

100% wool knit scarf in variegated Nashua Handknits yarn

It's also crazy warm, since it's 100% wool...almost too warm for how mild it's been in Seattle lately!

Wearing 100% wool knit scarf in variegated Nashua Handknits yarn

And just because it's been a while and you probably need a cute cat picture this week, Stella would like to attest to how cuddly these scarves are...she wouldn't stay out of the pictures!

Black and white cat with sandy colored scarf