On the bookshelf: CowlGirls, the neck’s big thing to knit

Photo courtesy of Sixth and Spring Books

Are you tired of knitting scarves and feel the need to broaden your horizons with something fun, funky, stylish and ever so hip?  Then look no further than CowlGirls, The  Neck’s Best Thing to Knit.

Following up to her hit book Hattitude, author and knitwear designer Cathy Carron is letting women know there’s more to life than scarves to keep them warm and that stylish cowls can truly make a fashion statement.

Cathy’s new book features more than 40 patterns, among which is a cozy neck wrap featuring a built-in iPod holder, a lacy drawstring hood,  a preppy polo-style collar cowl, a chic British inspired ponchette and a woven necklace sparkling with Swarovski crystals.

All patterns are well written with clear concise instructions, charts and large beautifully done photographs to show what the finished cowl will look like.  Also included is basic knitting instructions, techniques and tips.

Yarn choices include Berroco Sundae, Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Super Chunky and Alpaca Chunky, Cascade Magnum, Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed and Cashmerino Chunky, Lambspride Bulky, Classic Elite Sprout, Classic Elite Inca Alpaca and many more.  From extra fine to super bulky, you will find a cowl project to suite your needs.

About: Cathy Carron is a knitwear designer, whose designs have been published in many knitting magazines, including Vogue Knitting, Knit.1, Knit Simple, Interweave Knits and Knitscene.  She is the author of Hip Knit Hats, Knitting Sweaters From the Top Down and the hit title Hattitude.


I’m so excited to announce that, Tara, the publicist for Soho Publishing, has generously offered one  free copy of CowlGirls as giveaway to my blog readers.

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment and let me what you enjoy knitting more, scarves or cowls (this will help me for future design projects).     The  Deadline to enter is Thursday, September 30th at 5:00pm Arizona Time and winner will be selected by random number generator.  Please note that the winner will receive their book directly from Tara of Soho Publishing!

So who wouldn’t want to win a free copy of this wonderful new book!  Please be sure to leave a means of contact if your email does not automatically attach to your comment, for example your Ravelry ID or Twitter ID.

Thank you for entering – this giveaway is now closed!

202 thoughts on “On the bookshelf: CowlGirls, the neck’s big thing to knit

  1. Frauke

    Good morning Tina,
    I am already all over this book….it is on my wish list biiiig time.
    I love to knit cowls, just pull them over your head and you never have to worry about stepping on scarf ends or the scarf slipping off.
    Right now I am working on one, just finished two the last few days.

    Keeping my fingers crossed!!! *smile*
    Have a great day!

    1. Natalie

      This book looks so amazing and regardless of what happens with the giveaway I am getting this book.

      I work at an urban high school and I find knitting to a relaxing way to wind down after the day is done. I have knitting to have saved me from saying something “biting” to my loved ones when their words do not please me. Also, I believe that knitting has made a better listener because I am able to focus on what the talker is saying and not worrying about what I have to say.

      At this time, I am knitting a sweater for my husband and I am going to need to make something wonderful for myself. I believe your book is my cure!

      Thank you for being an inspiriation!

    2. Amanda Stevens

      I’m 23 and started knitting a few years ago and fell in love. Now every Thursday night I go to a local knitting class to knit with my Mom. I’d love to have this great book to share with her! Plus, it’s her birthday today!

      Happy B-Day Mom!!!

    3. Jan

      Have been experimenting with a few cowl ideas. Would love to own this handsome book! with warm winter thoughts, Jan

  2. Suzette

    Your review of the CowlGirl book is very helpful. I’ve seen it for sale and am excited at the prospect of winning a copy.
    Thanks for your contest!!!
    ~Best Regards~

  3. FlyKytten

    Hi! I love knitting both, actually. However, when I only have a little yarn or a little time, I tend to go for a cowl, as cowls seem to have more of an instant gratification for me.

    FlyKytten (Ravelry name)

  4. Erin L

    Oooh, I love, love cowls. I hate knitting scarves–it feels like an eternity to me. I don’t particularly like wearing them either–long dangly ends that get caught on things. Cowls are a quick knit that are easier to wear, too. Did I mention that I love cowls?

  5. adrienne

    Cowlgirls looks like such an awesome book! I have to admit that I enjoy knitting both scarves and cowls. But my cowls get much more use!

  6. Margay

    I’ve actually only tried knitting a cowl once before, so I’m really up for trying it again and again because I really enjoyed it.

  7. Knit Yeah!

    I really like the new “cowl” trend and have created many myself (I think) So, am very interest in perusing this new book! I really don’t like the monotony of scarves and the length of time it takes to make them….unless it’s an interesting application of a lace pattern or cables.

    Fav thing to knit right now is Floppy Hats and doing math to adapt stitches on them to make them interesting.

  8. katy

    Although you wouldn’t know it to look at my WIP basket (2 scarves on the needles now), I really prefer knitting and wearing cowls most of the time. Quick(er) to knit, no lumps under your jacket, no worries about them coming untied, and you can pull them right up over your nose when it’s bitter outside. This book sounds great!

  9. Meg (Softailstitches)

    I just recently broke off from knitting scarves and shawls to trying my first cowl. It is so versetile! I can wear it around my neck, drape it on my head ‘a la 50s style, cover my face with it when I’m riding my motorcycle (and it stays in place), or wrap it twice for a toastier hug…and it can’t fly off or make you end up like Isidora Duncan! My New York daughter also loves hers!!! Best thing since sliced bread.

  10. Nancy Fischer

    I love cowls and scarves equally but since I have so many scarves, cowls are what I have been knitting and I love them and I would love this book

  11. Terry

    I must confess I have never knit a cowl. I always opt for scarves and/or shawls.

    This intrigues me. The designs really are pretty. I will certainly check this book out.

  12. Kathy W

    I have knit more scarves than cowls, but with one notable exception (Kieran Foley’s Fair Isle Rapids scarf) have liked knitting cowls better… Thank you for offering this book to one of your readers!

  13. Susan

    I haven’t knitted very many cowls, but am going to start because they can be pulled up over the nose and mouth for those really cold days!

  14. Jennifer S.

    I can’t say that I’ve every made a cowl before, but they look beautiful. So far I’ve stuck with the scarves because they work up quick and easy.

  15. deedlelu

    I love scarves, but I knit my first cowl last month and I really like it so I’m sure I will make more in the future. But my current neck-warming obsession are small shawlettes.

  16. Rachelle

    I like both, but I think cowls are more practical in winter as they tend to stay put better. Considering I’m normally running into school with my youngest, staying put is important!

  17. Donna

    I just finished a cowl….makes a great gift! Such a variety in this book…thanks for the opportunity to take part in your giveaway!

  18. Martha

    I love to knit scarves and am just beginning to knit cowls. The new book review is helpful. It’s difficult to know if a book is worth the price without seeing it in person and we live in a rural area, several hours one way from either a yarn shop or a book store.
    Your give away is so generous!

  19. Paula Eeds

    I would love to win this book! I love cowls and look forward to seeing the many cowls in this book! I have a Cathy Carron hat book that I just adore!

    Ravelry ID: GrammaHoney

  20. Crystal

    I totally like knitting cowls more than scarves — for one thing, I already have way too many scarves for a Florida girl, and cowls take waaaaaay less time and yarn, too. ;) Thanks for having such a cool giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

    (BTW, my Ravelry ID is Silver and my Twitter ID is starncrossbones. Just in case. ;))

  21. TS

    Ooo, this book looks like so much fun! I’d be delighted to win! I love scarves, but last year started with cowls as well, and found them to be fun to knit, too.

    Ravelry ID: terisueh27

  22. thefledglingknitter

    I love knitting scarves. But I love knitting cowls even more because when worn, you don’t have to worry about those persnickety ends.

  23. Karen Fiorenza

    Great looking book! I’ve never knitted or worn a cowl but would love to try ;-) Was that subtle?? hehehe

  24. Maria

    I love cowls and this book will be a great companion to my charity knitting as well as gifts for friends! Pick me…

  25. Melissa

    I used to love knitting scarves – but then I got better at knitting in the round so now I’m a cowl girl – though I’ve yet to find a man that’s willing to wear a cowl – so I still knit scarves for the dudes in my life…

  26. Susan Farbstein

    I have knit my fair share of scarves and have just finished my first cowl. It’s a holiday gift for a dear friend. I loved creating this and am making one for myself, as a treat!

  27. paulalynn

    Cowls and scarflets are perfect projects to try out different stitch patterens, different yarns and so on. Thank you for providing well written reviews, and the oppertunity to win some of the books in giveaways,

  28. Auntimem

    I’ve been learning to knit for so long after many strokes that all the lads in the family have scarve’s I’d so love to get onto knitting cowl’s for the lass’s. I’ve 5 nephews & 6 neices I’ve run out of nephews for scarves now so it’s about time I learned to knit something else don’t you think…lol

  29. Deanna

    I have been knitting for years and crocheting, but have gone back to the smaller projects like socks, scarves, hats etc. as of late, with all the cowl patterns out this year, I think I will switch over from scarves, I especially love the ones that can double as hats!:0) I would love to be chosen for the new book, but will probably purchase it regardless :0) love my copy of Hattitude and made myself 5 different hats for last winter LOL!!

    The cowl is next, Batman!!


  30. Eileen Bleidorn

    Cowls are my next project to learn and what better to have an awesome book like this to learn from! So pick me pick me, jumping up and down waving my hand…LOL

    Good luck to all who enter!

    Ravelry ID: Leency

  31. Michele Berg

    I have been looking everywhere for a book like this! Frankly, I’m a little tired of scarves for now, and my daughter has been wanting me to make her a cowl.

  32. Beverly

    Would love to knit a cowl for myself this fall. I have knit many, many scarves, but it would be great to have a cowl tucked inside my winter coat to fend off the wind. A cowl is very versatile too–it can be fashionable or functional–or both! The book would be a sweet surprise to win!

  33. Emily

    I usually knit lace scarves. But then I’ve never knit a cowl…maybe it would turn out to be something I could actually wear.

  34. Ana paula pereira

    This is awesome! I like to win this book!!!
    Thank you for the fun
    Ana paula pereira
    Ninapaula at Ravelry

  35. Kate Steward

    I’ve knitted both, and although I love scarves..right now I’m all about cowls! They’re such a fun way to dress up a plain shirt.

    Ravelry ID: KateSteward

  36. Ruth

    I love knitting cowls that double as hoods. You can start out with them just around your neck and pull them up if it gets windy or your ears get cold.

    I would love to win this book. It’s on my wishlist. :D

  37. Heather Harrison

    How wonderful!! I am still what I would consider a beginning knitter….so it seems that all I do is knit scarves….working on one now. :) What an awesome book. I have to put it on my wish list!! It would be a great way for me to broaden my horizons. :)

  38. HSailorMoon

    I love knitting scarves, because you just knit till you run out of yarn.

    However, I do have one cowl that I am loving and want to make more.

    I like more light weight cowls, since I live in Southern California.

  39. Tiffany Davis

    I love to knit long, thin scarves. I tend to get hot easily and they are easier to make looser or tighter depending on my body’s ability to regulate temperature. :)

    On Ravelry, I am: My Silly World

  40. Tracey

    I have only knitted one cowl. I love them but I haven’t mastered the circular needs. If someone made extra long double pointed needles, I would “cowl” all day!!!

  41. Dori

    I am a new knitter and I have not tried a cowl yet. I had not even heard of them until last spring! A friend came in wearing one. I would love to try it out! Thank You!

  42. Stefanie

    I like knitting cowls more because they’re faster and stay on better. This looks like such a neat book!

  43. Martina

    Definitely prefer knitting cowls. Don’t need any more scarves! Hattitude is a fabulous book, so I’d love to add Cowlgirls to my library of patterns.

  44. mandy

    I could see myself trying the cowls as my children live in VT and WY but I also love scarves. This book looked like a real treasure.

  45. Anna

    Well…I’ve never made a cowl before…My expierence with scarves has been pretty good. I’ve once knitted a simple stockinette stitch scarf for a friend’s kid in under 8 hours ( he had a play the following morning and the scarf would complete the costume). I have been eyeing the cowl patterns for some time… now, if only I could let go of my sock knitting obsession =)
    ravelry ID: Volchitza
    Happy knitting (and crocheting if you do)!

  46. Diana

    Oh, I definitely like cowls better. Scarves seem to take forever! Plus, I find cowls more versatile as a wearable item.

  47. Laura Klausner

    I have been knitting for a few years now and completely love it! For last Christmas i knitted quite a few scarves and i would love to knit cowls for this Christmas!!
    so i guess since i have only knitted scarves, so far, i would have to say i prefer scarves.

    I would love to win this book!!!


  48. Virpi

    Cowls are new for me. I have knitted my very first cowl in this fall, but I like it very much. In the future I will knit more cowls than scarfs.

  49. Pamm Reed

    Hi, I would love to win this book. I have a ton of yarn but no cowl patterns and I love them.
    Thanks so much

  50. Lakaya

    I like cowls. I’m a cowgirl…with every pair of cowgirl boot imaginable. I would to spend more time as a cowlgirl! When it comes to scarves 2 words come to mind…boring and unfulling. When the need arises…I knit them by machine now. Cowls…by hand.

    The thing I love most about them is there’s a start, an enjoyment of the work, and a definitive end. Knitting scarves…endlessly dull…don’t know why anyone does it. Just my meager opinion.

  51. Stellaria

    I love cowls (they are handy) but I think it has been easier to find nice triangle shawl patterns than beatiful patterns for cowls that`s why I would love to see your book!

    Stellaria (ravelry id)

  52. Kathy

    I, too, love knitting both cowls and scarves. But I must admit most of my gift-giving projects were cowls. This looks like a most delicious book!

    Kathy V in NM

  53. Angela

    I like to knit cowls more since they tend to be faster and more fun. I also don’t have to worry about it coming unwrapped or the ends going everywhere.

  54. Linda

    Cowls are fun to knit and wear! Best of all, I can leave it on all day when it’s cilly inside and not have it get in my way as I work..or knit!

  55. Jackie Bourassa

    I would prefer to knit the cowls. I am short and I think the cowl looks better on me than all that scarf draping everywhere. Your book is quite appealing. I have seen it on several web sites for sale. Thanks.

  56. Lori Wallin

    I’ve never made or worn a cowl! But they’re on my list for winter projects this year; I love knitting in the round, and it seems many cowl patterns are. Also, I really like the embelishments I’ve seen on many cowls — big buttons, shawl pins, etc. I think that as far as patterns go, cowl patterns would interest me more because I can find so many scarf patterns as well as designing my own.

  57. carpoolknitter

    I like knitting cowls, and scarves, hats, mitts, wraps, bags, pretty much any kind of small project. They make great canvases for learning a new technique, or trying new stitches, color combinations, and shapes, so surprise me! It’s a lovely new adventure every time.

  58. Faragon

    I would have to go for cowls, scarves have comparatively short rows, and turning breaks concentration.
    I love how cowls can be knit in the round, you can just keep going! Also when you knit a cowl you’re not knitting a yard or more that doesn’t actually serve much purpose other than preventing a scarf from blowing away…

    Ravelry ID: Faragon
    Twitter ID: Moi_Faragon

  59. Evelyn Ryan

    I would love a copy of CowlGirls for my own. I mostly knit scarves and hats, booties and blankets. I think the cowl will be very big this winter.

    PS: Love your blog. Thanks. Evelyn

  60. Jeanette

    As a woman living i Norway, where the polarbears nearly vander in the streets, scarf or cowls are a must! I am a mother of three and prefere cowls big time! They are quick to make and no ends that small boys can strangle me with :)
    The book looks fantastic both for myself and for christmas gifts.

    Ravelry ID: Ull

  61. Nicola

    Looks like a wonderful book. Have never knitted a cowl before, but they look fun. Scarves tend to take an eternity so I usually only knit children’s ones!
    Please ….. I hope I’m the lucky one !!!
    Thanks for offering up such a great prize.

  62. Kelly C

    I would love to add this to my library. I was looking for something to knit on an upcoming trip and this has inspired me to knit a cowl. The perfect traveling project!

    landkinsa (Ravelry ID)

  63. homecraftsblog

    I’ve only ever knitted scarves, mainly for children. I am looking to knit myself a cowl tho atm. I do find I feel like it’s never ending with a scarf tho, but it’s not too in kid sizes. I’d like to see more contemporary designs and forward thinking accessories. Even knitted belts would be something I’d like to try. The book looks great, and I’d love to receive it! xx

  64. Rossella

    I definetely prefer to knit cowls because scarves are boring to knit ^___^
    And I usually knit them also as Christmas gift for friends and relatives ;-)

    p.s. Rossellastra on Rav

  65. Rachel A

    Hi Tina
    Thanks so mcuh for reviewing the CowlGirl book. We have to wait until December in the UK for it to be published, so I am waiting patiently like good girl!
    Best Wishes

  66. Pat

    Made my first one cowl last year with a pattern from Raverly and my friend took it! Love them! Can’t wait for the book to come out!!!!!!!! Yeah!

  67. Lee

    What a wonderful book. I love to knit scarfs and cowls equally because they are a great fashion accessory to wear.

  68. Tricia

    I love cowls, both knit and crochet. I just finished a soft knit cowl in Berroco’s Inca Gold merino/silk. So luxurious! I’m LazyTcrochet and I love to knit too : )

  69. Sara Denbo

    Thanks for offering the give-away! Scarves are my favorite, each one is so different. Would love to work on some cowls from this book, though. Sara in AL (ravelry=smdenbo)

  70. Kelly G.

    I want….NEED this book! I haven’t made a cowl yet but see myself making some for this Fall and Winter.

  71. Suzanne

    I made one cowl many years ago and have been making scarves for more years than I can remember….would love to start making cowls again…..this is an inspiration.

  72. melodie

    Hi I am sheepish1 on Ravelry and love to knit cowls. I just made one during the summer, yes anytime is fine to knit cowls out of mini mochi. I haven’t seen this book in my local bookstore yet. It looks really good, some definite must knits.

  73. Karen Balcerski

    I love the idea of practicing/learning some new stitches while making cowls, Cowlgirls sounds fantastic and I love the name.

  74. Rebecca Wall

    I love knitting scarves, but then I’ve never tried a cowl. So who knows, I might love knitting cowls, too. I can say that the photos on the cover of the book are beautiful and make me want to try one.

  75. lisa Schappell

    I have only ever made one cowl. It was a moebius and I really enjoyed making it, but it was too small when I was done and I gave it to my friend’s daughter.

    I would love to have this book to expand my knowledge and techniques of making unique cowls that are beautiful and functional.

    Thanks for a great blog!

  76. kelly h.

    i like wearing scarves and cowls equally, but i enjoy the knitting of cowls much more! gratification comes much more quickly!

  77. Lindsay Blackstone

    I have yet to knit a cowl, but I did make one cowl neck sweater. It came out beautiful and I would love to move from simple scarves to awesome cowls!

  78. Hege Hopen

    For some strange reason (or perhaps because of numerous other projects involving knitting needles and yarn) I have never gotten around to knitting a cowl. However, I have always wanted to have a go as they are both stylish and practical. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that I will be the lucky winner of this amazing book;-))

  79. Sharon

    I’m a knitting cowgirl and would love a copy of the book! A girl can only knit so many scarves, and a cowl wouldn’t be flapping in the wind and frightening my horse! (I hope! She’s afraid of everything…)

  80. Roxanne Weaver

    Cowls or scarves. Hummm both allow me to try new and wonderful yarns on a smaller scale before deciding to knit a garment from them. I love scarves for charities because they work up so fast. I just love the zen of knitting.

  81. katie

    I have been watching this book since it came out…trying to hold off on buying it.
    To answer your question, I would much rather knit cowls rather than scarves. Scarves just drag out FOREVER, where a cowl (depending on difficulty) can be done relatively quickly. Plus I think they just look more beautiful and luxurious on.

  82. Melanie Cadenhead

    First of all..props to the author for such a creative title! This book is the perfect antidote for my problem. I always make scarves, and as utilitarian as they are, they do get a bit boring. Cowls are an entirely different story. I have never made one, but what a great way to make use of the bulkier yarns in my stash! I have looked for this book at my local library and bookstore. No one has it. I’d love to learn something new and different!

  83. Winnie

    I have done some cowls as well as scarves and I love to wear both! Not at the same time though. Looks like some beautiful patterns. So many talented people.

  84. Rusty M.

    Hi. I have been looking at this book (’cause we all know you just can’t have too many patterns!!) and I like to knit cowls more than scarves. Thanks.

  85. Deb

    This books makes me want to make a cowl. I inundated my family with scarves last year. The book also sounds like it might have a pattern or two for me, since I don’t have a need much for scarves or cowls in South Florida.

    P.S. I love the title too!!

  86. Peta

    I’m packing for Cowgirl Country, west Texas, as we speak. And 1/3 thru a cowl-type fast knit to go. Looking forward to seeing this book and the creations w/in!

  87. Mary Beth

    I have been knitting scarves for about 3 years now and just last year got on the cowl-kick! I love them!!! But I don’t think I could choose just one…..i would hate to insult the other :-). Love the look of this book and your patterns are fabulous!! Looking forward to more from you!
    Happy Knitting…

  88. Aimee

    Cowls seem so much more interesting to me–I’ve got the ADD and scarves are difficult for me to finish. Pick me!

  89. Marty

    I love cowls! I’ve only been knitting since April and have made 6 scarves, five of those for family and friends in their university colors. Have only knitted one cowl so far, but really want to concentrate on them since I feel they’re much more practical – no loose ends to fall down or get caught in car doors.

  90. Carin

    I definitely prefer cowls! Knits up much quicker. Scarfs always get boring for me and I am less likely to finish them. Cowls, for sure!

  91. Bhavana Stephen

    Being a mother of 3 kids under the age of 6, I definitely prefer cowls as they are much easier to keep on.

  92. francesca

    Cold will arrive soon, here in Bologna, Italy. I must knit myself at least one cowl to match with my winter jacket. Who said “Italia: sole, pizza, mandolino”??? Fool hime! We do have frost, and jazz, and rain, and kebab, and rock, and sausages, and fog…..
    PS: no scarves for me; scarves tend to slip, and I often step on my scarf end

  93. PamelaK

    I think I’m going to try a cowl. I have a lot of gifts to give and a cowl seems like a pretty, warm and quick project.

    I second: The title is cute!

    (Ravelry ID: HopeForHoneybees)

  94. Paula

    I’m loving the cowls on the cover of this book, so I can just imagine the wonderfulness inside of it! I actually have never knit a cowl, for no reason in particular, but need to start. I have family who lives in very cold parts of the country and I know they would all love to have a fabulous cowl. Please enter my name in the drawing!

  95. Donna Denver

    I love knitting scarves for Xmas presents for my friends…love seeing them wearing them too!

    The cowls look interesting. Would love to see this book so I can do something new and fresh.

    Ravelry ID: denvertomboy

  96. Sabrina

    I’ve never actually knit a cowl, but I’m sick of knitting scarves. Plus, I think cowls would be nice, since they wont fall off and get in the way. Hope I win!!

  97. RichelleCK

    Definitely cowls! Scarves just seem never-ending sometimes and just as I get into a good rhythm, it’s time to turn it around go back the other way. Cowls go round and round (usually) and really let you get into the groove! :)

  98. Sara Thompson

    Very fun give-away!! I have actually never knit a cowl before but have been leaning towards knitting one before the weather gets too cold. There are so many great patterns out available that I just haven’t chosen one to start yet.

  99. Ann Elick

    I want to be a ‘cowl girl’
    love cowls and need to make one for a contest.

    Ann aka anxiousknitter on ravelry

  100. Margaret Welch

    I have not made any cowls, yet, but will this winter, for sure! Living in New England, the house is chilly in the winter and last year I wrestled with scarves and shawls all winter long. A cowl or two (or three…) will make life much more comfortable.

  101. Lorena

    I would love to read this book…i like both scarves and cowls, it depends on the occasion !
    Thanks for this opportunity,

  102. Kathi Jobson

    I love Cowls but I have knit more scarves, this year I want to knit Cowls. Scarves are always flitting around coming undone, looking kittywampus but not cowls. I would love to win this book, thanks for the give-a-way.

  103. Helena Georgette

    I like both. They are projects I can finish in a reasonable amount of time!
    monachsmomma on Ravelry

  104. Jessica

    i like making scarves better i guess. i just haven’t found a good pattern for a cowl. but it like knitting in the round better. i am excited to see what this book has to offer, it looks so exciting.

  105. Linda

    This book looks like a fun book to add to a knitting library. Hope I win.
    I like knitting scarfs – they can be tied different ways
    Cowls are nice on windy days, but I hate putting them on and off over my head (seems silly, huh?)
    tezsocks on ravelry

  106. Maxi Winter

    Hi! This book looks promising and I’d like trying to knit a cowl because they popular right now. However, until now I’ve only knitted scarves because they’re easy to do. ;)

  107. smsantiago

    I love scarves, matching 2 yarns together and seeing what I get. Looking forward to my first cowl. A great wear with just a turtleneck. Looks like great projects for a beginner spinner.

  108. Rachel C.

    Since I barely know how to knit I can only do scarves, but I am working on fixing it. I love to wear cowls though. Such an easy way to dress up a plain outfit with little chance of choking yourself (I tend to be clumsy).

  109. Kristin

    I have actually never worn or knit a cowl though they have intrigued me for awhile. As much as I love scarves they definitely do get boring to knit unless you happen to have a particularly awesome pattern. And I love knitting hats so I figure cowls aren’t a very far cry from them :)

    Ravelry ID: littlegreen532

  110. Leanne Cowley

    I really love to knit cowls, I knit my sister a cowl for her 30th birthday. It was the most beautiful thing I had knit yet with a cream lace yarn with a leaf lace and vine pattern. Every knit stitch between yarn over a bead had to be put on with the tiniest crochet hook. I took over 24 hours to knit but it was worth it. She loved it.

  111. jmarie0315

    Please enter me in the drawing. I’m going through a cowl phase right now. They’re so much faster than scarves!

    Ravelry name: jmarie0315

  112. Elisabeth

    I’ve already knitted my fair share of scarves, so I vote: cowl! Love the versatility, and they still feel fresh and new style-wise.

  113. Lacey

    I enjoy knitting scarves but I love branching out my capabilities and want to knit cowls too!

    Rav ID: hiddenbehindahat

  114. Jan

    I love both. I’ve made more scarfs because I’ve just recently gotten into cowls…but now I’ve got the fever! (more cow bell please!).

    Great book title.

  115. Jan DeBellis

    Oh, PLEASE enter my name into the drawing for the wonderful book! I admit, my neck is short so I son’t wear cowls often, but I’ll give it a try! I do more scarves actually.


  116. Gwen

    Yeee-haaaw! I’d love to be a CowlGirl!
    Actually I wear this kind of thing in the office year-round!

    Fingers crossed!!

    Rav ID:TallGrrl

  117. Lynn

    I would love to win this book. I knitted one plain cowl. Now I could try beautiful patterns. Thanks for the offer.

  118. Saff

    I’ve never yet knitted a cowl but I suspect they might solve the age old problem of – this scarf is really pretty, it WAS really interesting to knit… for the first few repeats… now I’m bored :)

  119. latifa

    I just designed a cowl and it helped me ge over my negative image of them… I think the book can vanish that negativity forever! latifa

  120. Noreen

    I suppose I still prefer knitting scarfs. I give stuff away and more people still seem to know what to do with scarfs, while cowls puzzle them.

  121. Charlene

    I’ve only knitted a few cowls but really enjoy them. I broke my foot this Spring was was laid up for months. I knitted dozens of shawls and scarves while recuperating!

  122. Linda

    I love knitting cowls because they go faster and you can embellish them with buttons and pins to make them so interesting—I have been wanting this book since I heard it was being published!

  123. Suzanne

    Too hard to choose between scarves and cowls, scarves have lots of choices of how to wear but cowls solve the problem of getting bored knitting a looooong scarf. Cowlgirls looks like a fun book, I’d love to try some of the patterns!

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