I walked around the store for a while with a skein of both in my hands and then decided it was perfect for a man's cowl. Later on I decided that I should have purchased more as it proved so good I wanted to make a ladies' headwarmer too, as a mix‐and‐match set.
I remember reading a newspaper article earlier this year about a Japanese couple who like to wear co‐ordinating clothes and accessories every day and have done so for 37 years! However, they are not alone. Many young couples in Korea and Japan like to demonstrate their love by couple‐dressing. Indeed, sometimes it has even become a subtle way of announcing that they are actually now a couple – much like the wonderful "in a relationship" announcement on Facebook.
So I decided that I would make some mix‐and‐match sets for both men and women, and here is the first of these, the Teversham Cowl & Headwarmer.
They are so easy to slip on, don't flap around like a scarf does when you are cycling, and are small enough to stuff into a shoulder bag when you get to the other end of your journey. Just perfect for these end‐of‐season days when a small change in the wind direction can take the temperature down 20º.
I loved the way the colours worked for the cowl and was quite sad when I finished it so quickly. So I immediately cast‐on a smaller number of stitches and made a matching headwarmer for myself. Gosh this is cozy! I always find my ears are the first things that get cold in the autumn and this headwarmer works perfectly to give that lovely extra feeling of warmth around the head without the bulk of a full knitted hat.
So here's the first of these couple sets: a gorgeous fashion‐forward men's cowl and a cozy ladies' headwarmer. I suppose there might even be a few ladies who would like to wear the cowl themselves, but I won't tell if you don't!
To see more details about the Teversham Cowl & Headwarmer knitting pattern, please click here. The pattern is available for immediate download from the site.
I’ll be back next time with a set of hats for him, her or them.
Until then ‐ keep warm!
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