Ceò - A Misty Cowl
I’ve had a bit of a love affair recently with these shawl-cowl hybrids, so it wasn’t really a surprise when I came up with an idea for one of my own. These are perfect if you like the shape of a shawl, worn at the front, but have trouble keeping them on, since they can’t fall off! Prefer shawls? Have no fear - I got some more gorgeous yarn from Eden Cottage Yarns at Edinburgh Yarn Festival last week, and I’ll be casting on for a shawl version very soon!
So, as I’ve just mentioned it, lets talk about the yarn. I used Eden Cottage yarns gorgeous Carlisle Fingering in Winter Berries. It’s a single ply yarn which works fabulously with the subtle textured pattern which makes the base of the shawl, and has a fantastic drape to it! The colourway is a beautiful soft grey-green, which tiny flecks of red and yellow which peek through occasionally giving fantastic pops of colour without overwhelming or hiding the pattern. It’s officially one of my favourite yarns - don’t be surprised if I come up with more designs in it soon.
The pattern starts with a garter tab cast on, like a triangular shawl, and is worked flat until the top is wide enough to pass over your head, then it’s joined in the round and continues as a cowl. The Picot Bind-Off gives it a gorgeous little feminine flourish at the edge, and continues the lace lattice pattern all the way to the edge. Ceò is super easy to wear and style - just pop it over your head, spread it out over your shoulders, and arrange the top however you like!
Ceò is the Scottish Gaelic word for mist. I chose it for the name partly because of the gorgeous misty tones in the colour of the yarn, and partly because the cowl is perfect when you need a little extra warmth - like on a misty Spring morning. I wore mine to Edinburgh Yarn Festival last week, and I got so many compliments on it, it was a joy!
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