Weather is getting furious lately with winter storm freezes up part of the Northern Hemisphere, whilst heat wave melts down part of the Southern Hemisphere. We have been warned about global warming decades ago, and now experts said that the Earth could be going through a mini ice age as the heat of the sun is predicted to weaken in years to come. Seems like the weather is getting harder to predict, I hope everyone stays safe and sound while the Earth is making some unannounced changes.
Besides wearing jacket and gloves to keep warm, neck warmer is one of the essential clothing for the cool days. I knitted this timeless yet stylish cable knit zipper cowl neck warmer some times ago for my Japan vacation. If you find it looks familiar with the pair of the leg warmers I just shared it’s free pattern a few days ago, you are right, they both came as a set. Wearing both of them are perfect to safe a hot weather person (that’s me!) from the harsh cool day of winter.
This zipper cowl is knitted by using Lion Brand Scarfie yarn (lots of color to choose from), it comes with unique self-striping ombre in the yarn, which gradually shades from one color to the next. Besides the ombre effect, I added a zipper to the cowl to give it a touch of chic and stylishness. You may zip it up to be a normal cowl, unzip to cover your shoulders, or zip it half way through for the style in between.
The zipper cowl measures about 25″ in circumference and 14.5″ in length, it fits well on a small/medium women size. If you wish to make a larger cowl, the pattern is easy to adapt (read the NOTE at the pattern page). The free pattern comes in both written pattern and chart diagram, so it is easy to understand. Make it for yourself or for your loved ones.