Cowls, do -you- wear them for warmth or for looks?
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I thought I’d start a discussion about cowls. I sometimes see KP members asking about whether people actually wear their -shawls- but I haven’t seen many about cowls. I’m making a very soft, lightweight cowl in pink that I am hoping to get done in time to wear on Valentine’s Day (I don’t think it’ll be done 😢). It’s for looks, not necessarily for warmth. Anyway, how about you? Do you wear yours often? Do you use them mainly for warmth, or do you use them most often as accessories? Do you make shorter ones or longer ones that wrap around twice?
I use mine for warmth around neck and shoulders.
I don’t wear them at all.
What a great question! Since I live in Fl., I don't have one, but would be for looks, not warmth, and longish like a necklace.
Both, for looks and warmth.
I love cowls and I wear them for warmth and for looks. We have had a particularly cold and snowy winter this year so my cowls have come in handy. Because they are close to the face I use merino/cashmere blends and avoid yarns that have a halo or might shed. I love wearing scarves of all kinds as well and to my mind cowls are just another lovely addition to my winter wardrobe.
I have knit several cowls for myself, mainly for warmth, they are better than scarves as they fit more snuggley around the neck and there are no long ends to tuck somewhere. I like both styles, twice round and single more dressy ones sequinned ones. I live in the North East of England and can see the North Sea from my window and at the moment it's cold and windy, sleet and rain. Cowls can be a good way of using up balls of yarn from your stash. I really like them. Tesssa28
Like Wildchild, I wear mine for both. I actually have two short ones on right now, knitted from two different but compatible self-striping yarns.
I make them for my Granddaughters. The live in cold areas so wear hem for warmth and of course they have to be petty also. They actually ask me to make them.
I wear mine for warmth. It's been a cold winter here in the Midwest and I usually wear an infinity style scarf/cowl. That way I can unwrap one twist when shopping so I don't melt.
Definitely for warmth. Love that I don't have to keep throwing the ends up over my shoulders. Just put it on and go! I have both fitted for cold weather and also like those I can wrap around several times if needed for extreme cold. I am from Vermont so our weather gets very cold. Have been thinking about making a light weight one for looks for the spring and fall.
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I wear them for both, depending on my mood or the current temperature. I have ones that are longer that wrap around, as well as ones that are smaller that I just pop on. I find them very versatile.
I love cowls. I do wear them for warmth often. So much better than a scarf because they stay in place. I also wear for looks. They can dress up a plain top and add a bit of color to an outfit. So many light lacy patterns available too.
I have two that I made for myself that I wear for warmth.