Scarf vs. Cowl

So, which camp is your tent pitched in?

Mine is definitely and firmly set up in the scarf camp.  Here’s why:

I love knitting (or crocheting) cowls.  I hate wearing cowls.  When I put something around my neck, I want it to actually cover my neck – not decorate my outfit.  Most cowls hang too low and leave too big an opening to be practical and warm when it hits -25C where I am.

A scarf is pretty and practical.   You can wrap it as tightly or as loosely as you want – you don’t really have to commit to either.

Perfect Example:

That brioche cowl is amazingly beautiful.  It’s Hedgehog yarn that I got when I went to Philadelphia.  I would probably forever force myself to wear it just because.  I’m contemplating ripping it out and making something else. (I didn’t use a pattern for this.)

This scarf is the Portfolio Scarf by Erika Flory.  It is also made using souvenir yarn from Philadelphia.  Because I can wrap it around my neck and tie it in the front, I wear this “shawl” all the time.  It’s one of my favorites.

I’m interested to know what your preference is and why.  Leave me a comment below.

Have a great week!

2 thoughts on “Scarf vs. Cowl

  1. We’re camping together! I hate wearing anything around my neck, but if I have to because it’s really cold, then I go for scarves any day. The cowls don’t keep me warm either. And they never seem to fit properly under the coat.

    Are we related???

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