I put this pattern in my queue some time ago, and I bought yarn for it in early September. My goal was to finish it by Halloween …
Project: Howl Cowl
Pattern: Hocus Pocus Cowl
Designer: Thea Eschliman
Available: $7 on Ravelry (includes alternate pattern for tote bag)
I had a great time making this cowl. It begins and ends with a turned hem. Even the “baubles” are adorable — and I’m often not a fan of bobble-knitting. I think the colorwork is exceptionally clever — very evocative cats, owl, and pumpkins, with subtle vines to fill in the empty spaces. I especially like the skull at the foot of the cats — fantastic!
What with camping in the snow (unintentionally) and a days-long power outage, I wasn’t able to finish before Oct 31st. Lucky for me, the power outage forced the town to delay Halloween by a week, so by some measures I did get to finish on “Halloween night.”