Pattern: Willow by Amelia Lyon, a free Ravelry pattern
Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks Stripe, 2 skeins Colour: Cyan
Needles: US Size 5
Thoughts: Great pattern! Being a woman of a certain age, with a tendency toward overheating, I've avoided knitting cowls, thinking their close fit might inhibit my ability to pull one off quickly in hot desperation. Au contrare. This one is light in weight and half of the stitches are a lace patten, making it very comfortable.
This particular Willow only had four repeats of the lace pattern due to the skimpy yardage in each skein. Cast on 150 stitches and ended with 90. It works fine as the yarn has body which gives it some spine. While you knit Willow the thought occurs that you are knitting a cowl for a giraffe, however, it accordions nicely onto itself.
Made for my sister from yarn my mother gave me this past summer.