I swear the city of Prague glows at night. Unlike many western cities with their neon and eerily green-blue nights, central Prague radiates this love with its warm lighting. It’s so welcoming and cozy, like the illumination itself is wrapping you up and keeping you warm. This sensation is what inspired this cowl.
I have two pet peeves with most cowls for winter-wear: 1) looseness in the neck makes them drafty and 2) my lower chest often feels unloved and naked unless I have my jacket zipped. This cowl was my answer to both.
Praha is worked flat then seamed in the back. Ribbing creates a very elastic cowl, allowing no need for closures. Short rows give it a close fitting shaping.
Yarn: DK weight yarn. The sample above is shown Tosh DK
Yardage: Approximately 150yds
Gauge: 26sts and 25 rows = 4 inches / 10cm in k3p2 ribbing, unstretched
Suggested needle size: US size 7 and 8