Silver Gin Fizz
I really wanted a big, cozy, textured cowl this Winter. I wanted to knit it in a motif that was simple and bold, like garter. And I wanted it in a soft, decadent yarn that would feel great wrapped around my neck.
The mix of merino, silk and yak in Plucky's Traveler Aran made it perfect for my vision- soft, cozy & light with amazing drape, but big & round in aran. Begging to be cowled up.
Instead of working my texture in simple garter or seed stitch I found a slipped stitch that really adds to the squishiness of the fabric, bunching things up just so & giving the cowl a light but thick quality that really works when wrapped around your neck. I broke the texture into sections with simple ribs & worked 'til the yarn ran low. It's addictive, but super-simple, and looks just a little harder than it is ;)
If necessary it would be easy to modify this for length or width by playing with the amount of repeats.
Sample is in Plucky Traveler Aran. Other listed yarns are suggested substitutes.