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.