I wear cowls (and wool socks) year round. For our recent trip, a cowl that would be wearable in summer heat was essential, so I turned to a design from the Winter 2008 issue of Interweave Crochet. Here is my interpretation of the Alpine Frost Scarf by Amy O’Neill Houck.
It was a welcome addition for our three day side trip to the Ukraine where cooler and overcast weather prevailed during our visit.
Crocheted in the delightful yet sadly discontinued Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotlin, it was a pleasure to work with. Originally I hoped to make a wide and long stole in the design, unfortunately my time was limited. Instead I crocheted enough length to turn it into a loose cowl. I now find it a perfect length and a delightful addition to my summer wardrobe.
However, I wish it had brought some alpine frost with it off the airplane, Budapest (our primary destination) was hot and humid during our brief stay. That didn’t stop me from wearing it!
There’s a project page at Ravelry though I didn’t write anything while I was working on the project.