Name that cowl...

Over vacation I stumbled upon these two trees next to each other in a park.

I fell in love with the graceful spiraling trunk of the cherry tree,  alongside the solid, rugged texture of this enormous,  ancient cottonwood.  I immediately decided the contrasting textures would make a remarkable knitting design, but what would I make?  After all, I was on vacation and wanted something quick and easy that didn't require much of my attention.... a cowl.

Talk about instant gratification!!!  After I finally figured out what stitches I needed to use to achieve the textures I was hoping for, it was easily finished in two days!

I really can't believe I never made one of these cozy cowls before.  With larger needles, the garment is light, airy, and easily manipulated into a multitude of shapes, as well as reversible and cozy warm for those damp rainy (and yes all to soon, snowy) days.

Now to name it.  This beguiling cowl needs an equally pleasing name, and I can't find it.  I keep hoping it will come to me in a dream or pop into my head on a bike ride through the countryside, but nothing~zip~nada.

So.... I'm hoping all of my wonderful readers will help me out, and let's have a little contest to boot!  I'm taking any and all ideas of names for this cowl.  I'll pick my favorite next Friday and the winner will receive a free pattern!!

If you absolutely must have this no~name cowl right this minute, you can purchase the pdf version at my shop, TheSittingTree.


  1. Cherry Cowl - beautiful in every season, adaptable, useful.

  2. That's a fabulous name, Wendy. I'm doing some thinking. What a lovely pattern & such beautiful inspiration!

  3. hahahahaha, Wendy! I like both those names, you guys aren't making this any easier!

  4. hi again. so how about:

    bark blush cowl

    It's derived from a Georges Bonneau quote I love:
    "And you, how old are you?
    I asked the maple tree:
    While opening one hand,
    - he started blushing."


    heart of a tree cowl

  5. Here are a few from one of my free writes....

    Trailing Surface

    Textured Wisdom

    Tangent Spiral

  6. This one didn't make it on my first post....

    Dance with Isis

  7. I think I'm going to have to put them all in a hat and pick!!! I knew I could count on you mamas to help me out;)