the carefree cowl knit along!

it's here! our newest knit along - the carefree cowl knit along!  it's time to throw caution to the wind and whip up a carefree cowl!  add a pop of color to your wardrobe, practice a new technique, splurge on that to die for yarn....and just let your imagination go wild!

cowls are the perfect accessory to whip up for beginner to advanced knitters!  so have some fun with it! they are stylish all year long, cozy and cool and totally in style!  they are timeless.  for inspiration (and selfish fun) i thought i would round up some of my all time fave cowls.  if only i had time to  make them we go!

a bit of chunky...

gap-tastic cowl
1. smooth edge  2. big herringbone cowl
keep it simple...

dolores park cowl
1. marian  2. rae
honey cowl

lace and cables...
cowboy & cowgirl
stockholm scarf
1. breckenridge cowl 2. cream and sugar cowl

coline neckwarmer

a pop of color...

a thousand splendid suns
1. september circle  2. daybreak

shades of grey & neutral...

imogen cowl
1. thermis  2. a grey loop  3. state street cowl 4. lace circle scarf
learn a new technique...

1. inspira cowl  2. destroyed cowl  3. stella cowl
or a bit of crochet...

1. open work crocheted cowl  2. twisted granny wrap
1. calm cowl  2. simple cowl
wanna join in?  here's the deets:

click the link below to enter the knit along:

start date: october 12, 2011 (but you can join in anytime before the deadline)
finish date: november 9th, 2011

all posts can be found here and the thread for the knit along can be found in the luvinthemommyhood ravelry group here! 

when you are done your cowl please post your finished pics in either our ravelry group thread or our flickr group so we can drool over your fab work!

i also have a partner in crime this time buddy rebecca from the blog "nook" will be guest posting and helping me out here and there throughout the knit along.  she'll be assisting with helping answer questions in the forum and on the blog.  so feel free to ask her anything that has to do with all things knitting!  she's a knitting maven that one!  make sure to pop on over to check out her roundup of cowls today too!  a big advance thank you to her for helping me out with the kal - i appreciate it my dear! you rock!

i cannot wait to see what cowls you all are gonna make! it's going to be so inspiring and so fun to be a part of!  i'm super excited for this kal! next week i'll be sharing my cowl choice and i'll also be posting buttons asap for you all to sport on your blogs as well!

what's your fave cowl pattern?  will you be crocheting or knitting?  join in you guys! i promise it's fun and we are all a friendly bunch that love to help each other out so don't be shy if you are a newbie knitter..this is a perfect first project! pick up those sticks :)