6.10.10

Cowls keep your neck warm

I first arrived in Berlin in November.  It was cold and despite Matthias picking me up from the airport with my winter coat, I was woefully unprepared for the biting wind and damp.  I can remember looking at all these uber cool Berlin women walking around with oversized cowls that looked so toasty warm and knew that this is what I wanted, perhaps even needed, to keep away the  monotonous grey.  But despite my initial convictions, I never got around to buying or making one.  This year it's on the top of my list of "things to make for me".  Yesterday I went looking for a pattern, and although I didn't find exactly what I wanted, I reckon I'll be able to improvise using bits and pieces of these three;

Burberry Inspired Cowl - The Garter Girl
Mobius Cowl - Bernat Design Studio
Nelly Knits - Chucky Seeded Cowl

I also did some Etsy window shopping (who can resist).  I love colour of the first cowl and think the pockets in the second one are so clever; perfect while waiting for the train or bus when it's not quite cold enough for gloves, but your hands still get cold. 

  Little Birdie Design Studio - Etsy shop here

Antika Moda - Etsy shop here
Swak Designs - Etsy Shop here

I guess if I don't get around to knitting mine, I can always buy one on Etsy - the only problem would be choosing which one to buy.


16 comments:

Jess said...

I really like the mustard coloured one. I bought some wool like that to make a scarf but never got around to it. Maybe I will for next winter!

By the way I gave you a blog award :)

justine said...

I really like the deep rich colour of the third one, can you knit me one too please!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh they look so warm and cozy..I so would go with the top one...It would go so well with your hair colour:)
Kisses,sweetie

ps: I am hosting a really sweet GIVEAWAY later on today, so please join in:) ...I bet you will love it!!!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

Thanks so much for featuring my black cherry cowl!!!! All of these cowls you found are gorgeous!!

urban muser said...

funny. i have been wanting to make one of those myself. i started one at the end of the summer and it's just sitting there on the needles, taunting me. i'll take a look at the patterns you chose, maybe one of them will inspire me to start over.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Mmm, so pretty.. and perfect for fall. I'm so glad that they're "in" this year. Now I just have to get one! :]

Ashley Sisk said...

You need to make me one! I love that second one...it's kinda different.

Sarah said...

Seconding the 'funny' comment: I, too, have wanted to make one for some time. In fact, I have plans to pick a pattern and get going on one soon. However, I'll be making a smaller, lighter version more in line with the less malicious winters here in Boston... I found a few patterns through the advanced search function at ravelry.com. Check it out if you want more ideas...

xoSarah

Kristin said...

LOVE the second piece with the built in muff. SO cool!

Jamie said...

Posts like this make me really regret not learning to knit/crochet all those times my grandma tried to teach me.

abigail said...

everywhere I look there are great things to knit! I will have to add an gorgeous cowl to the list!

krissilugbill said...

i really want one of these for winter!! found your blog through the 365 link up! you are doing so great thus far and i really dig the feel of your photos in general! good luck to you in the rest of your project!

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

Some great finds here! I love the marigold tone of the first one...

Wendy said...

You definitely should make one - making a thick, cozy cowl is definitely instant gratification! Do you have Ravelry account - finding the perfect cowl pattern is easy peasy!

Flo said...

Moi non plus je ne saurai pas laquelle choisir... Toutes trop belles !
Beau week-end à toi !

Stephanie said...

I've noticed that I could use a cowl lately but I'm not sure about the huge and chunky ones... They're a little overwhelming to me. But I can definitely imagine the women in Berlin all wearing them! I felt so clueless about style and fashion when I was there and seeing all these people look so dressed up.