Friday, 11 September 2020

Nomad: a cosy cowl!

 Happy Friday, Lovely Yarnarinnas!

I had no intention of making a Cowl. I blame it on my wayward hook! My lovely model Tanya ( youngest son's longtime GF ) is unfortunately away at the moment assisting at her sister-in-law's birth so we'll just have to imagine this cosy cowl around a cold neck. However, she did model the first sample I made which I will share even though the patterns are not entirely the same. Also, it's upside down...but no matter. πŸ˜†



We're moving towards our very windy season here in Cape Town. It's also not quite Spring yet so the breezes have a certain chill to them, just enough so that a cosy cowl becomes a useful item of walking gear. As you know, I am BIG on walking and if I do happen to miss a day my body berates me until I pull on a pair of boots, leash up those naughty girls, Roxy and Lally, and head for the woods. I don't know if any of you Lovelies have read Walking In This World HERE by Julia Cameron ( who wrote The Artists Way ) but if you haven't, please do!

Recently, one of my new favourite authors, Tom Cox HERE  shared some background information and inspiration behind his new book 21-Century Yokel HERE  about walking the length and breadth of the UK! Humans love to walk and run, and I imagine it's because, at heart and soul, we are Nomadic. And so it was, with all these walks and thoughts swirling about in my mind, that a crochet hook jumped into my hand, a few balls of yarn rolled closer and this cosy little cowl happened HERE.

The other thing about this cowl, other than being cosy that is, is that it's an incredibly easy pattern to just keep replicating until you have a larger wraparound cowl, or worked flat ( mine is made in the round ), a ginormous blanket! I like patterns that are versatile and this one definitely is.


Of course, our GIVEAWAY today is ...yep, you guessed it! πŸ˜€ I'll pick 5 names out of our LUCKY GIVEAWAY HAT next week Friday! Don't forget to leave your Ravelry name. 

Wishing you all a very happy, relaxed and peace-filled weekend.

πŸ’— Jen


82 comments:

  1. Gorgeous <3 As usual! xx (ravelry name : bimbake)

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  2. Wow that's so pretty!! Yes versatility is a great thing for a pattern... And I never seem to be able to just leave it as it is... Master of non conformity!! I may turn this into a crochet hook case... Something I desperately need... πŸ˜„ Thanks for another beautiful pattern!!

    Hello from the UK,

    Rowan. (aviatrixuk)

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  3. Yes! We are nomadic at hearts and souls! Thank you, Jen. I definitely love this quote. Jen, you have a way with words and colors. <3 and Those are beautiful colors..<3 Stunning. As always. :)
    (Ravelry : Yunsup)

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  4. How beautiful, o my goodness. What a stunner!
    Koeksuster - Ravelry

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  5. Nice idea! I’ll give it a go myself!πŸŒ·πŸ’“πŸŒ·πŸ’—πŸŒ·πŸ’“πŸŒ·

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  6. Beautiful! We have gotten some early cold weather, I'm OK with it, being pregnant and hot is my least favorite thing! Ravelry : haleyirene92

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  7. Jen, beautiful pattern, full of possibilities! I Love it!
    I’ll probably try to make a summer blanket, in cotton πŸŒ·πŸ’“πŸŒ·πŸ’—πŸŒ·
    Ravelry: MinnekeCrochet ( Thank you very much!🧑)

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    1. Jen, my Ravelry name is:
      MinnekeCrochet πŸ€—πŸ˜€☀️

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  8. Hermoso cuello. Quiero hacerlo!

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  9. So pretty, like the idea of enlarging the pattern for a throw.
    Ravelry: macdiv

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  10. That looks so squishy and warm! Love it ❤️ (ravelry: indrabar )

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  11. Absolutely beautiful, I love it and I love Cole & Marmalade too. My cat is called Marmalade although she's a naughty tortie, not ginger. My Rav name is MadJen xx

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  12. Hai, its a beautifull cowl indeed, i love your design, my raverly is tayu78. Thank you ����

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  13. Beautiful cowl. My Ravelry name is Adrihepburn. Thank you.

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  14. Beautiful cowl. My Ravelry name is Adrihepburn. Thank you.

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  15. Hi, this looks so cute!
    I must make them 😊❤️
    On ravelry: Beabo62
    Xx Beate

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  16. Just gorgeous ...!!! So lovely πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ˜ Samanthagg (my Ravelry) my Best regards from MΓ©xico

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  17. oooh, I feel it'd be a great Christmas gift for some of my friends and family! As usual, beautiful work <3 You can find me on Ravelry as: dotmakes

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  18. I love this. I'm hoping it's an easy pattern for a beginner crocheter. I love all the overlay and texture in your other designs but a large piece would be a stretch for someone who hasnt made learned those stitches yet. I think this cowl might be a good start Purselover (RAvelry)

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  19. Revelry name Sungazer61 love this!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  20. Oh my gosh, I love it! This is so boho chic. Perfect Christmas gifts for my daughters and granddaughters... and grandma too. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your kindness. My Ravelry name - ydaluz

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  21. Such a beautiful pattern! Again! I am KOTENZEMOM on Ravelry.

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  22. Beautiful pattern. Thank you. I am not much of a cowl person, but endless possibilities are my thing.... and this has it going on!!! Love it! (Ravelry: doco5256)

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  23. I saw this 1st thing this morning on Ravelry and my immediate reaction was YES! So beautiful
    I’m in love

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  24. Such creativity. Like the idea of a blanket. Thank you. Ravelry name is cksteffen.

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  25. Love it. My Ravelry name is FunvilleπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•!

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  26. Love it. My Ravelry name is FunvilleπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•!

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  27. Love it. My Ravelry name is FunvilleπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•!

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  28. Oh I see a cosy blanket in my future. Kapenaar is my Ravelry name. And by the way, it is stunning as usual.

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  29. This looks really nice! I think it would suit me ��

    JustHeidi73

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  30. Very nice! My ravelry name is SaraAmanda.

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  31. Very nice! My ravelry name is SaraAmanda.

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  32. What lovely colours! Your designs are stunning. I’m so happy I stumbled on to your page. From Itsbinz

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  33. Such a pretty piece, and as usual your colours are impeccable. My Ravelry name is mumnymous

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  34. Just love this cowl and will definitely be making it. My ravelry name is Ineke

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  35. This cowl is so cute. Well, all your patterns are gorgeous.
    Really love it. Crossing fingers.

    My ravelry name: JanjaD

    Greetings from Slovenia.

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  36. Love it! Could make a really good face covering! Jinksyju

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  37. Very beautiful and different, would love to try and make this.

    My Ravelry name is. Pvergiza

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  38. How nice & So lovely! I never win anything... But I'm putting my name in the hat anyway! My Ravelry name is beautifulParris. Thanks Jen! <3

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  39. Beautiful Cowl. My Ravelry name is deliarp

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  40. Love! Love! Love! Marilyn58 on Ravelry

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  41. Yhu Jen, another funky beaut mix of colours, you are blessed with an eye for the whole spectrum. xxDebra africandebs on Ravelry

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  42. Love it colours are lovely too we are heading into spring and storms if they ever arrive then our long hot summer not much crochet time then. heddy56 is my ravelry name

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  43. Very pretty!! My Ravelry ID is Clarkbarusa ❤️

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  44. Gorgeous love all your patterns. My Ravelry name is Glamorsox.

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  45. Would brighten up any day ❤❤

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  46. Another beauty Jen!! It must be amazing to have so much creativity bursting out of you ❤️
    Ravelry name: PaulinaSmith

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  47. Another beauty Jen!! It must be amazing to have so much creativity bursting out of you ❤️
    Ravelry name: PaulinaSmith

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  48. Win or not, this is a pattern I think I'll have to add to my list of WIP. Super pretty! (Raverly name: MarieVKnight)

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  49. So very beautiful! ♡♡♡
    Needlekrafter for ravelry.

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  50. So pretty! Ravelry- Pineappleworks :)

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  51. So cute - love it. I am Sharyn101 on Ravelry

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  52. Stunning design. Thanks for a great giveaway. My Ravelry name is FrancoiseHurt xx

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  53. Gorgeous as always. Ravelry: kathyverrier. goodluck to all.

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  54. This is just beautiful! I think I will make it into a lap blanket! My ravelry name is metromedical

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  55. Oh yes! My girls would love these. Cool and cosy at the same time.
    (Ravelry name is darkstream)

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  56. So many gorgeous patterns, so little time, Jen ��
    @kimtraceyblair ����❤️

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  57. Oh my goodness ... I will make a blanket for sure !!! Lovely !!! Congrats and thanks for the chance !!! Ravelry name : KarinaPaula
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  58. It's a little hard to get my head around anything warming at the moment here in California with record heat (we got to 108 degrees F one day last week!) and heavy smoke in the air from all the fires. Not surprisingly you have hit it out of the park yet again, dear Jen, with this lovely pattern. I'm thinking maybe it could be finagled into a scarf when it finally decides to cool off and settle down around here. Ravelry name:tabrik

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  59. That's gorgeous- and a piece of Hooks n Tales clothing... <3
    Cant wait for this!
    Ravelry name: Caramac

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  60. Mmm.... I can feel a blanket coming on!! Stunning! Ravelry name: Jaylin2

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  61. I can't wear cowls but I want to wear that pattern, so my thought is it would make a great jacket, I can see it in my mind's eye. I'm in a wheelchair and that would keep me very cosy. I was overjoyed to read it's versatile, so I'm up for the challenge.
    AnneCosmic is my Ravelry name.

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  62. Spring (summer?) has definitely sprung here in KZN, but this cowl (& scarf & blanket - love the possibilities) is definitely on my to-do list for next winter! Thanks Jen!
    LizDtoo

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  63. I wanna make this into a blanket so badly. Such a cute pattern. πŸ˜ƒ
    My Ravelry name is AllyCatPurrs

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  64. If this posts twice, sorry. But if you want to laugh out loud until you cry, try reading “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson. Pretty Cowl!

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  66. you make things , love it ;) here in Finland its getting colder and time for Cowls , socks mits and Co comes sneaking up ;) Have a great Time Jen and a nice Weekend friendly regards Darts Finland @Ravelry

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  67. That's truly lovely! Heading into fall here in the US - what a lovely addition that would make to my winter wardrobe! Thank you for another beautiful patter! Ravelry name: catcaravan

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  68. Gorgeously cool cowl to make! I especially love the ability to cinch-up when the air turns colder. A great holiday gift to make as well, Thanks Jen!
    Ravelry name: Filizali

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  69. Just the cutest cowl everrrr! I don't even wear cowls, but will after making this one :)
    Ravelry name: clashhewhe

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  70. Very pretty!! Ravelry- Narbuco

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  71. So pretty. Love this pattern

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  72. Just bought it today. I was out in hospital, just came home after a knee operation, saw your post and fell in love. Can't do a thing but planning ahead XD

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  73. Oh wow! So pretty and colorful 😍

    Ravelry: Mintchoc01

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  75. So Beautiful �� ���� Ralvery : milizzielop

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  76. What a lovely pattern!! Thanks for the giveaway. Ravelry name is birdsworth

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  77. Another gorgeous pattern! I think you dream in crochet! Ravelry name: Mercy710

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  78. Oh how lovely and special! I sure do love this and will have to be sure to make at least one! It's just starting to turn to fall here, with the temps dropping, especially this week. Your patterns have me spoiled for just same old same old :)
    https://www.ravelry.com/people/RobWillson

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  79. I am just starting my winter gear. I love new patterns and this one goes to the top of the list. Thanks Jen.

    Ravelry name: GGeight

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