Day Two: Cowl Cowl Poncho!

Tis' the season of giving and giving we shall do...
Knitted goods all wrapped up read to go under the tree to show our loved ones just how much we love them.

Here, I knit this for you.
It will keep you warm.
It will go great with your favorite coat.
I found this yarn in your favorite color and knew you had to have it.

It makes us happy.
We enjoy love doing it.

Most of the family members have been well trained in how to respond/accept knitted gifts.

Some need a little more gentle education.

Remember that vase that Aunt Lydia gave you that is horrifying but you put it on display every time she visits?

If a knitter gives you a hand knitted gift, you best have it somewhere in sight that said knitter can see it.

It makes us feel warm and fuzzy if we can imagine how happy you are every time you touch it.

To me, a cowl is a knit neck hug. They are fast, they are functional, every body wants one.

You can throw it on with your coat to keep out a chill.
You can wear it with jeans and a tee and be stylish, and still warm.

There are so many cowl patterns out there now it has it's own category on Ravelry.

These two patterns I chose for today 24+ Days of Knitting post are two of my favorites.

Gather Cowl (comes with the Gather Hat pattern) by TinCanKnits is wonderful. It's fun to make, it's super squishy, it comes in three different sizes and looks amazing. Use a super squishy yarn if you make this cowl.

The other cowl I chose today is Cream & Sugar cowl by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.

Choose your favorite luxury fingering weight yarn and make this sweet little cowl to toss on with a tee shirt as you head out the door. It's functional and beautiful, and being an Alana pattern super easy to make following her line by line instructions.

Trust me. If you know how to knit, you can knit an Alana Dakos pattern. 

Want something a little bigger but still easy? Something that's more of a full body hug and not just an 'i love you so much neck hug'?

Well, The Churchmouse Easy Fold Poncho is for you. Pattern calls for DK Weight but I made mine with a worsted weight and I think it's extra huggable (or will be when I finally block it, sew it up and add that darn cowl neck, it's on my list, my very very long list)

These are my suggestions for you today!


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