Colette’s Winter Warmer Cowl

I was recently reading a post about gifting homemade garments over the holiday season on the Three Dresses Project. While the thought basically terrifies me among the links she included in her post was Colette’s tutorial for the Winter Warmer Cowl.

Pitter patter I had to have one.

winter warmer cowl

Their version is made up of two beautiful wools. It is very classic. Take a peek.

I made mine a little more everyday casual with a light fleece and plaid I had in the fabric closet.

winter warmer cowl

On the Bright Side

I really love it. It was fast to make, the instruction were clear, and it looked just like the picture when I was finished!

On the Down Side

I’m going to have to shelf this one until Spring. It will work great in the fall and spring, but for a Minnesota winter it won’t really do the trick as is. However, I think with a few adjustments it would work for me.

I’m thinking of pulling it into more of a pyramid shape shape and a bit taller, so that it pulls over my shoulder and comes closer to my neck.

What do you think?

winter warmer cowl

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  • Cindy December 4, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Well, aren’t you pretty!:) The plaid fabric and pink fleece go together well…I really like that plaid. And the cowl has a neat shape with the cinched in middle on the front. I wonder if making the cowl shorter might work better so that it’s closer to your neck? Or your idea of making it narrower at the top would work well too.
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    • onceuponasewingmachine December 4, 2012, 6:45 pm

      Aww thanks! Shorter might work too, It might be that this material has too much body…her’s definitely collapses more. Though it’s obviously still not right up close to her. Made just not blizzard wearable…

  • Alyssa December 13, 2012, 1:31 pm

    Love the cowl! Had to comment since I am in Minnesota too 🙂 the Sleepy Eye area. will be looking around your lovely blog some more, nice that you & your mom can do it together 🙂
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    • onceuponasewingmachine December 14, 2012, 1:29 pm

      Thanks for the comment! We’re up in the metro area, I’m a college transplant from Wisconsin, though this has been home for more years than maybe want to admit 😉

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