Harmonia's Rings Cowl, in manly Charcoal

KnitteryNinja's picture

Attached are some images of my recently completed Harmonia's Ring Cowl that I made for myself. We had Cat Bordhi at the Northcoast Knittery to teach several workshops, including a moebius knitting workshop. She had mentioned to me earlier that this would be a great men's cowl if done in charcoal, so I decided to make it as my workshop project. I love the fit and the Rowan Cocoon yarn is fantastic!
The pattern is by Sivia Harding. When I wear it, everybody says I look like a knight! Of course, a younger model would complement the cowl better!

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rc_in_sd's picture

I didn't think that I would

I didn't think that I would ever be a cowl kind of guy, but you just changed that. Very nicely done, and it suits you very well.

KnitteryNinja's picture

I didn't think I'd be a cowl

I didn't think I'd be a cowl guy either, until I tried on another version of this one, and then I really liked how it felt and rested warmly around the shoulders and neck...and never fell off! I'm curious now about experimenting with my own moebius design. It's a bit tricky to plan a design since the knitting grows outward from the center simultaneously in both directions.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I knit mine in a strip of

I knit mine in a strip of garter stitch, giving it a half twist and grafting the ends together. The alpaca yarn was a gift and I wanted to use every bit for the scarf and cap. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a very nice bit of

That is a very nice bit of knitting. And it looks great on you. I have a very small moebius neck scarf that I knit in alpaca that I enjoy, using a cap in the same yarn to complete the set. It can either be double looped around my neck; one loop pulled up to provide extra warmth to the ears; or worn as one loop, crossing the fronts to cover the throat. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

KevinJ123's picture

Thanks for the info. i just

Thanks for the info. i just bought the pat. Really nice
KJ

potterdc's picture

Very nice! I'm thinking it

Very nice! I'm thinking it would be a fun project in handspun, as well.

Kerry's picture

Great looking cowl, and

Great looking cowl, and don't worry about it looking better on the younger set :)

smalltownknitguy's picture

Love the cowl. They just

Love the cowl. They just make more sense to me than a scarf (which can get lost so easily). Great work as well, wear it with pride!

brenthaig's picture

That's a great piece. I

That's a great piece. I really like cowls now- (haven't really fit into fashion since grunge in the 1990s) Women have such a range of cowls and shawls that look good but a nice male cowl is such a rare bird but a treat when you find one.

It's a great piece of work

It's a great piece of work and looks good on you. However, it's really hard to right now to think about it's comfort as I sit in a warehouse office with the air conditioner on and still almost breaking a sweat. It's supposed to be 108 degrees this afternoon. I'll look at it again in the fall.

Charles

Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful! It looks perfect

Beautiful! It looks perfect on you. I'm not sure a younger model could carry it off. And you most definitely do look like a KnitteryKnight in it!