At the Ravelry meeting in October I chatted with Mercedes, who lives in Leuven, and designs knitting accessories. One of her designs is this 'Grand Place' cowl, inspired by the buildings an cobblestones at the grand place in Brussels.
The cowl has a big hood, shaped with short rows.
I needed a quick gift for my sister, and this was perfect. Usually I don’t like knitting on big needles (8mm) but with this merino/alpaca blend it really needs to be knit on big needles to showcase the drape of the yarn.
Ik vind dat deze kleur me niet echt staat, maar 't is dus een kadoo voor een meisje met donker haar en bruine ogen (mijn zus is in alle opzichten compleet mijn tegenpool....)
Oh, and I don’t think this color suits me, but it’s a gift for a darkhaired browneyed girl (my sister is in everyway completely different from me…)
And Mercedes has another cowl design, this time inspired by the Grote Markt in my home town...