(the goose would like a word with the bearded gentleman)my husband is often the muscle and the mover for chickadee craft show operations. time to treat him for lending a hand throughout this first year. he put in a request for a cowl that was soft and snug with a modest pattern and muted color scheme that was still manly. after searching through copious cowl options on ravelry, this aptly named one was the winner.
the guy next door cowl is available as a free download for ravlery members (if you aren't a member yet, don't worry...that's free too!). there's a subtle herringbone-like pattern that was perfectly accented by a slight color change in the yarn that wasn't apparent until the after-knit photo session. the hidden hues were an added bonus to an already awesome yarn that is a favorite of fellow ravelers. malabrigo worsted is a hand dyed, super soft merino made in uruguay by a woman's cooperative. a perfect pairing of conscious and cuddly crafting.