Super Snuggly Cowls

As with everyone else in the office, I ooo’d & aww’d over Billow.  The colors were beautiful and it’s so soft! But when it came time for me to choose a project – I was stumped.  My coworkers were hard at work on blankets and sweaters but I wanted something smaller that I could keep next to my skin at all times – so cowls seemed to be the most obvious choice!

I opted to finally do the famous GAP-tastic Cowl – it’s been something in my queue for a very long time.  I chose my favorite color of Billow – Spearmint – and got to work.

It’s so long!  It’s about 75 inches around – so it’s super snuggly double wrapped. I used 3 skeins and it ended up being about 11 inches wide.  

The very loose gauge (I used size 13 needles) keeps it airy and open.  I really love how it turned out, even if the endless seed stitch started to get to me when I started the last skein. Worth it though!

Then when I was looking at Jenny K.‘s planned colors, I saw Clarity and Ash sitting right next to each other and loved how they looked.  I decided I needed a second cowl – but I wanted to try crocheting with Billow this time.

Since I really love crocheting Granny Squares, I wondered what it would look like in a cowl. I used the pattern Easy Peasy Cheery Granny Crochet Cowl as a jumping off point and went to town!

I think I love crocheting with Billow even more than knitting with it!  It’s more dense than my GAP-tastic cowl but very warm.  I used about a skein and a half of Ash and just under a skein of Clarity and the cowl turned out to be 44 inches around and 11 inches wide.  I love how it looks great on both sides too!

I think I’ll be getting a lot of use out of these cowls, since the weather is warming into spring-like weather but still chilly enough to want to wear something warm around my neck.

Have you made any plans for Billow?  Here are the links to the patterns I used again:

Easy Peasy Cheery Granny Crochet Cowl

GAP-tastic Cowl