A couple weeks ago, I tried unsuccessfully to use a pretty wildly variegated yarn with a cowl pattern that used lace and texture stitches, which did not work. Both parts of the project were great individually, but not great together – this left me with a pattern and some yarn that I needed to do something with. I started with the pattern.
(Bat Cowl link below goes to Ravelry – do not follow if the site gives you problems!)
The Bat Cowl needed either a solid or a tonal yarn to show off the pattern. I bought some Delight DK from Pandia’s Jewels in the Poe and His Raven colorway, which worked out beautifully! It’s a purple/dark gray/black tonal that is just what I wanted for this project 🙂
I’m thinking about possibly knitting a lighter color backing to show off the figure a little better.
If you are in the mood for a quick and easy Halloween-y pattern, this is a great option. Also, if you like bats in general and not just for their Halloween connection, you could also do this cowl in browns or more natural bat colors. I got this done in 2 evenings of knitting with a little time to spare.