At least, they are where I'm concerned. I love wearing scarves but I lose interest in knitting them because they seem sooooo endless. Enter the cowl. Especially cowls knit with handspun yarn. Quick to knit, warm and less bulky under my coat than a scarf - what's not to love?
This cowl is quite plain but I think it looks nice in the Fyberspates merino/tencel I blogged about in the last post. I've been wearing it a lot and it's very warm and snuggly. I used the My Favourite Cowl pattern by Bonne Marie Burns which is available on Ravelry as a free download.
Full details on Ravelry.