I am a cowl girl. Yes, I spelled it right. I prefer cowls over scarves.
Where does that preference come from? As a weaver, I made a TON of scarves. They are linear. They are finite. They are fun. They can show off your dyeing, your yarn choice and your skill at a weave structure. But they fall off. They are always slipping to one side or the other. They are like snakes in the way that they can just slide off your neck and the next thing you know they are on the floor, under your seat, around the corner you just turned.
Cowls are like close friends. They envelop you. They warm you. They comfort you. Some may say that they can strangle you or be too cloying. But I think they are the best.
And I like to knit in the round. I prefer it actually to the monotonous back and forth, back and forth that knitting flat requires. Even when knitting flat, I use circular needles. They are comforting. They seem more secure to me. Not once have I lost stitches off the end of a circular needle. So for all those reasons I’m a cowl girl.
What about you? Cowl or scarf? What is your preference?