Cowls were super popular with knitters last year and this season they've hit mainstream. (See cheekyattitude's post.) The trend was evident in the shop windows in Italy when I visited a couple weeks ago.
-cabled tube scarf spotted in Florence
Thanks to cheekyattitude, I was inspired to cast on a new cowl before I left on my trip. It was perfect for vacation knitting. Compact and easy (3x1 rib) for the long hours on planes and trains.
And finished just in time for the crisp autumn days ahead. (Although, today is looking a bit like we skipped autumn and went straight into winter.)