I made this cowl in the “Take It or Leaf It” for a friend of mine from school. She lives in West Virginia, so I’m assuming hand knits could come in handy in the winter. Unfortunately, I mailed it as a Christmas gift before getting any detailed close ups, but these modeled shots are good. I've included the photo from the pattern website to show the pattern. Once you get the hang of those K3tog, it's really fun. Because the yarn I used for this green cowl is a fingering weight bamboo/wool/nylon mixture, it’s much lighter than the pattern called for and drapes beautifully. I have made two of these “Take It or Leaf It” cowls and absolutely love them. The pattern is easy to understand and (bonus) a free Ravelry download. The link to it’s Ravelry page is here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/take-it-or-leaf-it-cowl
Unfortunately, it’s not on this lady’s blog, so unless you have a Ravelry account, I don’t think you can view it. The picture from the pattern is below (in pink). I felt that pink leaves were a little much, but I’ve done a red one (for autumn leaves) and a green one. I hope to make more of these cowls in the future. It’s a great, quick project.