Here are photos of the cowl I made in the summer and finally put up for sale in my shop. I'm really really happy with how it turned out. I grabbed a bunch of solid color yarns at the store one day and then had to decide what to make with them. They were soft and it seemed like every one I'd bought seemed to go with another, but I wanted a more interesting combo. So why not combine a dark pinkish purple with a very light mint green?
But what to make? What about a cowl? Cowls are always a good idea in my book. You can never have too many cowls or scarves or shawls. I'm convinced it's the perfect cold weather accessory, because there are so many options. And when you can make whatever kind you want to your perfect specifications, it's even better. So a cowl it became, and I tried out a super cool stitch I had just found called the honeycomb brioche stitch (tutorial video here). Every time I'd seen it before, it had only been knit with one color. Instead, I experimented by alternating every two rows while knitting flat to see what would happen, and it ended up being vertical stripes. SURPRISE!
It's a really cool finished product, and I'm super proud of it. I'm almost 100% sure that it's a stitch I'd use again in the future.
P.S. I apologize for the low-quality photos. I only had my laptop's camera to work with at the time, so I ended up with grainy and gross. It's not what I'd usually want to post on Etsy, but it is what it is. To be updated with better photos soon!