Three heads compete

To my way of thinking, neither of these cowls look right laid out flat. The first is Delicious Yarns’ Layer Cake Cowl. And the second is Amelia Lyons’ Willow Cowl.

Neither of them look like something that would go around a neck. Layer Cake looks like it would make a good throw pillow and Willow looks like a lamp shade. Layer Cake was knit from a kit of Delicious Yarns’ Sweet Sport sport weight merino. Willow was knit from Classic Elite’s Alpaca Sox, a fingering weight. Both are easy knits and both are knit on circulars.

But, my goodness, worn round the neck they are quite delightful. BlueHairFeltedHead and GlassHead have been competing for wearing rights to Layer Cake.

I might just get selfish on this one, though, and keep it for me. And, speaking of me, I wrestled Willow Cowl away from both my heads and decided to model it using my own.

These cowls, which look so odd laid out flat, are completely tamed by necks. Willow Cowl naturally stacks into well-behaved rolls. And Layer Cake drapes into soft folds.

4 thoughts on “Three heads compete

  1. Wow! I can’t get over the difference in Willow Cowl laid flat vs. around the neck. Flat, my reaction was Ugh! But around your neck, it’s Oooh! I need that pattern! Both cowls are great but I’m head over heals with the looks of Willow Cowl.

  2. @Jeannie Gray… I had the same reaction (Ugh) while knitting it. It’s quite the transformation once you put it on.

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