I will be the first one to admit that I secretly (or not so secretly) love when people compliment what I'm knitting, especially other knitters. It's flattering, there is no denying it. Knitting something that looks extremely complicated but is actually really simple is even better. Hence Entrelac. It's seriously just increasing and decreasing. If you're interested in learning how to do this start here.
This cowl was originally started because I had every intention of learning to knit backwards. Knitting backwards would have really sped up this process, unfortunately I gave up. Think of it like batting left handed, it just feels wrong. Remember when you were learning how to knit and the needles felt heavy and awkward in your hand? Times this by 100 and this is how knitting backwards feels, totally counter intuitive. Maybe I'll try it again sometime, but not for now I'll stick with regular knitting.
Even though I didn't learn to knit backwards I did get a project crossed off my list. A while ago I promised the first person to comment on this post a very special surprise. That lovely person is my Aunt Stefani.
The cowl has two layers as you can see here. One side is entrelac the other stockinette.
As you can see here it was sewn with a twist in it so both layers are visible at the same time.
I know it's getting to be Spring time so this cowl is knit with a cotton blend to her neck at optimal temperature for necks. Although I am not sure what the optimum neck temperature is I'm sure this cowl will keep it there.