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betz white flannel cowl1

Last weekend I made myself the most yummy flannel and jersey cowl! This time of year I almost always wear something around my neck, even around the house. If I’m feeling a bit cold it’s just the thing to take the chill off. One side of the cowl is made from Robert Kaufman’s Mammoth plaid and the other is organic cotton jersey from Alabama Chanin that I had in my stash.

 

betz white flannel cowl3

The pattern, called the Cosmos Infinity Cowl, is from my book Present Perfect. The jersey side has free motion stitching with reverse appliqué. It’s super fun to do because you just sew like crazy a crazy person…super fast and swerve-y! And you don’t need a special foot for your machine, either. Afterward you cut out areas of jersey inside some of the shapes that you stitched to create added detail.

 

Present Perfect - Cosmos Infinity Cowl

Here’s the model from my book wearing the Cosmos Infinity Cowl made with jersey and quilting cotton. I taught this project as a workshop with the DC Modern Quilt Guild last month. Members had a blast making them! It’s a great gift to make for a friend. It’s not too time consuming and it’s pretty much one size fits all. And if you have a friend that likes to sew, my book makes a pretty good gift as well! Signed copies are available in my Etsy shop and it’s also available (unsigned) on Amazon.

Do you wear cowls? Do you have a preference of a cowl vs. a scarf vs. a shawl?

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  • linda gerig

    how much fabric do you need for the scarf I just ordered book from amazon and thought I might try to get fabric early if I see some.

    • Betz White

      Great! You’ll need 1/2 yard 60″ wide jersey and 1 yard of 44″ woven print cotton (or flannel).

  • Dianne Fleck

    Thanks a bunch! I already received my signed copy, and am thrilled this pattern is in there! I love the cowl….for myself….and
    as a gift for my nephew’so bride. She wears scarves even more than me. Have other books of yours, and enjoy your unique
    projects.

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