I am a sucker for a neutral knit cowl with a subtle pattern. As soon as I found the Lowbrow Cowl on Ravelry, I had to knit it right away. It is a well-written pattern, and the repeat was easy to memorize. I love the leaf lace pattern. It's elegant and balanced.
I used yarn from my stash, Cascade 220 Superwash Aran in Silver Grey. I adore Cascade's superwash merinos. They are soft and lush. The only adjustment to the pattern I made was using a size 8 32" circular needle, instead of size 7. I did this because the yarn recommends a size 8 or 9. I like to stay true to what size needle works best for the yarn, so the stitches don't look tight or pulled. The finished cowl has a 48" circumference and is 11" tall. I prefer it wrapped twice, how my cute Mom is wearing it in the photos, to hanging straight down.
There is a Lowbrow Hat that matches this cowl, which I want to knit someday. Since the cowl knit up so fast, I would make it again. It would make a great gift.