Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Musings by Knitwits - Cowlgirls: the necks big thing to knit by Cathy Carron

Published: October 2010
Publisher: Sixth and Spring Books
Pages: 136
Copy: Borrowed from Library
Summary: Goodreads

Forget tired scarves and bulky turtlenecks-funky, chunky, hip and happening cowls are where it's at! Following up her hit book Hattitude, author and designer Cathy Carron weaves a fashion statement that puts in-the-know women head and shoulders above the rest. Among the more than 35 patterns provided here are a cozy neck wrap featuring a built-in iPod holder, a lacy drawstring hood, and a woven necklace sparkling with Swarovski crystals.

Girls, if you have ever had a desire to learn how to knit, this is the book to start you off. Lots and lots of tubes, knitted in the round, or straight, many with very simple stitches, others with more complex patterns and most are knitted with pretty thick yarn and large needles. There is really something here for everyone, with the end result a fantastic alternative to a scarf that everyone will be complimenting you on. Just to keep you on your toes, there are also some knitted necklaces, which are kind of fun and a couple of beaded projects for a change of pace.

This is a really great collection of amazing accessories, and you'll get a bit of a laugh into the bargain - how about a project titled Haute cowl-ture - Oh I just love it and so will you.


  1. Awesome. Let me run and grab my needles ...

    I just crocheted one of these -- but not you've got me wanting to knit. (I enjoy both.) Thanks.

  2. Fellow knitter and book blogger, and your newest follower! Drop by if you get a chance!


  3. I have yet to solve the knitting while reading issue, lol. I've tried, but it doesn't work so well...maybe with a Kindle?