This pattern uses a yarn called Waves, which is a 70% wool / 30% soy blend. (Same as Patons SWS, which has been discontinued).
This is a fairly quick knit, and great for keeping the chill away. You can purchase the pattern over on Craftsy.
Here are some pictures of the blocking and seaming done on the cowl. Blocking is optional, but I do recommend it to open up the beautiful cable stitch pattern. You don't need anything special to block the cowl. I just pinned mine onto a towel on the bedroom floor. Just be sure you have a place that is out of reach of toddlers, cats and any other curious creatures.
For the seaming up, use any method you like. I like to sew under the stitches of the cast on and bind off edges, and pull the needle up through the loop of the yarn on the needle. This makes a firm seam that is nice and neat.
Here are the pictures, and there is also a video demonstration of the Acorn Stitch over on The Weekly Stitch, incase you need some help.
Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!
|Cowl being blocked|
|Finished seam on the right side|
|Sewing the cast on and bind off edges together|
|Pulling the yarn through the loop to seam up|