This deceptively simple pattern is a great introduction to double-knitting for those who haven’t tried it before. Each repeat of the pattern has only 2 color changes, so there’s very little to keep track of as you work. The color changes move subtly to trace a pattern of sine waves running up the cowl’s sides. Each side has the same motif, but the opposite color is more prominent on the other side.
The wool/alpaca blend keeps this a soft but warm winter accessory; the drape allows it to be worn a number of different ways and the sizing options are simple to implement.