Maximum Cozy: Kos Neckwarmer

By Kay Gardiner
February 2, 2023

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  • I just started the Kos neckwarmer and I am so glad that I did. It is fun to knit! Haven’t done much color knitting, but it certainly makes me want to do more. Went with the original colors and I love them!!

    • I love that band of white diamonds in the original colorway. So glad you’re enjoying it!

  • Exciting possibilities here, as you outlined, both in color and neck style, love it!

  • Love the second colorway! And I’m normally a red-and-green lover. (And almost never go for brown).

  • Maybe I shop at the wrong stores, but only in the knitting world do I see neckwarmers, cowls and hand warmers.
    We knitters will make anything and I love it.
    That pattern reminds me of the thing my mom made me when I was a tiny girl up in Michigan. I live in Georgia now and don’t need pieces like this but once or twice a winter, but make them anyway because there are patterns for them and I got the yarn in my stash.

    • Either Georgia is just too warm for retailers to sell them, or you are indeed shopping at the wrong stores. 😉 The Garnet Hill (cashmere!), Peruvian Collection, and Sundance catalogs, not to mention all the outdoor outfitters are full of mitts, cowls, hats, and scarves. Shoot, I’ve even seen them at Saks, with Saks price tags. Much more fun to make our own!

  • I independently chose the alternate colorway for mine! I chose to put the Vanilla Custard as the MC though, so it’s a different feel. Almost done!

  • Could the Kos be the beginnings of a sweater?

    • Or a really cool poncho!

  • Wondering how it will lay on my shoulders. I am not a young model, nor slight shouldered. I guess measure and add repeats. Right?

    • Just knit it as the pattern says. It lies just fine on my 74-year old once-upon-time wrestler husband’s shoulders. 😉

  • I knit my husband an earlier Arne and Carlos cowl in the same dimensions, and he swears by it. It really keeps out the back of the neck drafts, better than a scarf or a regular circular cowl.

  • I’m thinking I would try more of a cowl neck… perhaps keep knitting on the larger needles to make a looser rib, or even knit the ribbing flat to make more of an open collar… Do you think that would work Kay, or do you have other suggestions for how to modify the T-neck? I used to love turtlenecks in my younger days, but I just can’t wear them anymore.