Monday, October 25, 2010

Southern Lights Cowl

I love cowls. Seriously. Being a Florida girl, scarves just aren't practical for us. We only get to wear them for maybe a few weeks out of the year, and even then it's only for the few minutes between vehicles to buildings. But a cowl, especially made in a lightweight yarn, can be worn whenever. And you don't look like you forgot to take off your scarf when you came in a building.

I designed the Southern Lights Cowl at the beginning of this year. The yarn I used, Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi, literally jumped off the shelf at my LYS and demanded to be made into a cowl. Not only that, it demanded to be made into a nifty mobius cowl. Always one to listen to my yarns, I obliged. The result was the Southern Lights Cowl (so named because the colors reminded me of a darker version of the Northern Lights and I live in the South).

This cowl works up quickly (only 15 rows, no turning!) and would make a great gift. In honor of that (and my favorite month of the year), the Fibers By Tracie group on Ravelry is having a Crochet-a-Long for the SLC. You can find all the details here on Ravelry.

The pattern is available as a download on Ravelry for only $4.00. That and 400 yards of fingering weight yarn will make a great gift for someone (or yourself). So won't you join us in the CAL? Cowls are hot right now and you can make one for your very own! :)


  1. You are so right about cowls for Florida. Once I wore a scarf here (it was winter after all, and it does briefly get cold enough), and I was actually teased by a group of tourists!
    As a not-scarf, a cowl won't invite commentary from tourists :)

  2. Exactly! I've currently got another cowl on the hook and hope to get it out soon. I like mine drapy and a bit big so they can also function like a small shawl that I don't have to worry about keeping in place.

  3. What evil tourists you have in Florida! :-) That being said, I love möbii so much, and this one is great, Tracie! It reminds me that I have a mobius cowl somewhere in my hat bin that I should dig out and start wearing.

  4. Aw, thank you! I have to admit, I'm becoming addicted to them. Especially because you can build both sides of the foundation at the same time and it's symmetrical!


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