When I got home, I wanted to replicate the cowl and I wanted to make my daughter's teacher a special gift for Christmas. When we moved, my oldest daughter started at a new school almost three times bigger than her last. I was nervous for her, but her teacher has been amazing. I didn't get the cowl done in time for Christmas, but thankfully her birthday was in early January.
I opened my yarn drawer -- I'm trying to limit myself to three separate places in the house where I store my yarn -- and found a beautiful blue, superwash, worsted weight wool. I bought this wool years ago to make an adult version of the Lucia sweater but, for lots of reasons, that project didn't pan out. One thing that I know about this yarn: it doesn't shine in stockinette stitch. The stitch definition just isn't as crisp as I'd like.
That's the Blooming Cowl :: fairly quick, somewhat mindless, but generous in size and with a lovely drape. I've included instructions for both knitting flat and seaming AND knitting in the round. I hope you enjoy this free pattern!