This Fall I may have the opportunity to teach a class on knitting a neck cowl using a Fair Isle design. The fun part is trying out two-handed knitting, using two colors. To prepare, I wanted to knit up a sample. I'm just past the halfway mark and am finding this is a pretty fast knit, using worsted weight yarn and size 10 circular needles. Choosing the color way is a fun part of the project. The main color for this cowl is some left over yarn from another project, and it varies slightly in color from creams tans to slate. I picked the contrast color, hoping it would be a nice combo. I think a main color that did not have variation would be better, but this is OK. It has a nice Norwegian look.
It's 90 degrees outside, and I'M KNITTING WITH WOOL? What's wrong with this picture? Quick, where did I lay down my my summer sock project?