The word 'umami' comes from Japanese, and means 'pleasant savoury taste.' Many consider it to be a primary taste group, along with sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. It’s that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes everything from soy sauce to ketchup taste so good.
This cowl uses a simple combination of garter stitch and stockinette, with basic increases and decreases, playing the two textures off each other with two sport-weight yarns, one feltable and one not. Throw the cowl in the wash, and felting gives it a distinctive flavour all its own!