Today I can show you my finished Alpaca Windowpane Cowl. I finished it on Monday evening and was very pleased that I can wear it now. Although the weather is getting warm here, it can still be chilly when it gets windy and also late in the evening.
My Alpaca Windowpane Cowl
For those of you who have been following me for a while, you might remember my recent post here where I mentioned this project the first time.
But before that I had already made another Windowpane cowl from cotton yarn, find that post here.
So this is my second version of the Windowpane cowl.
I used Drops Alpaca wool and a 3.5cm hook. This yarn is so soft and has a beautiful drape. I know I would love to use it for other projects.
In total I used 4x 50g balls which resulted in a cowl 127cm circumference x 31cm wide. There are 25 rows of 'windows'.
In comparison, the first windowpane cowl I made from pure cotton has got a similar size, but weighs double - around 400g!
I love the beautiful teal colour (not easy to photograph).
Here you can see both cowls side by side:
This is such a nice project to work on. Of course you can also work this pattern in a vertical scarf.
You can find the pattern as a free download here on Ravelry. It is rows of half trebles alternating with rows of trebles and chains, a very easy pattern. And it looks so amazing!
Please feel free to let me know what you think, would you make your own version?