Growing up it was ingrained in me to always keep the throat and kidney areas well-protected from a chill during the winter months. This generously sized felted cowl covers the throat bit of that sage advice and is a fun project to hunker down with on a snowy day.
This toasty neck warmer slips over the head and is made adjustable with a weaved in sash of silk or satin ribbon. My six-year-old daughter and I each made our own side-by-side. She is able to do most of the steps herself (with her favorite parts being picking out which fibers to use and weaving in the ribbon at the end) but any age can help out here and there throughout the process.
My kids love the warmth of the wool beneath their hands during the rubbing stage. Edie says she feels like we’re having a massage party! And I love how this puts a dent into the growing collection of wool roving I have in my craft room. Other than said wool roving you will also need:
A towel for your work surface
Bubble wrap that will cover the length and the width of the resist twice
Cardboard and duct tape to make the resist
A little watering can or spray bottle
Have fun and stay warm out there!
Kathy Stowell is a Waldorf-inspired homeschooling mama of two who blogs at While Tangerine Dreams. She is currently building up some serious finger strength with a long queue of winter knitting projects and learning to milk the new family cow, Daisy.