The heavenly yarn that D brought back for me from Purl Soho has now become a snuggly herringbone cowl. At first, I found the herringbone stitch a little tricky, but once I picked up speed, this was a remarkably quick knit, given that it took four skeins of yarn.
Soft, warm and as deep grey as the Autumn skies.
To my delight, it only took four skeins of yarn, rather than the five specified in the pattern so now, not only do I have a cosy cowl, I also have a skein of yarn left to knit these mitts. Marvellous.
I am hoping that Emma at Silverpebble and Mrs Thrifty Household will let me include this cowl in their first Making Winter week. I've called it the Autumn skies cowl, but it's set to warm me through the winter...
The details of the cowl are here on Ravelry.