Available Yarn is here.
Now, I love that Cowl, but really it was more of a residence than a garment. It is HUGE! Cozy. Warm. But HUGE!
This summer I set out to knit one that was the correct size.
And got this:
And look! It doesn’t touch my knees when I unwrap it!
Both used the same yarn, Merino Cashmere…and interestingly enough, both used almost the same amount: 2.5 skeins. The red one is definitely denser and more solid.
(by the way, this yarn is OMG SO SOFT! and warm and cozy…)
So what made the difference? Gauge. With the blue one, my gauge was off by 1/4 of a stitch. ONE QUARTER of a freaking stitch. (times several hundred stitches…well, clearly it makes a difference)
Moral? Knit a fucking gauge swatch.