This pattern's been in my head - and my notebook - for so long. Finally acorns!
(Just in time for spring?)
The yarn is Cascade Greenland, a superwash yarn that is almost like a soft rope, so thick and with such excellent stitch definition. I love this yarn a lot. I knitted it on relatively small needles so the cowl would be thick and stand up on its own. I'm not into droopy cowls, and actually the iconic droopy cowl is what kept me from knitting them for a long, long lifetime. But the ones I've designed - this one, Grassy, and Pico - are stand up sorts.
The color is a heathered old gold. At first glance it seems like simple dijon mustard. Closer you realize it contains purplish pinks, bluish greens, and somehow a dark shadow that swirls mysteriously through it.
Now off to Mommy's glass of wine. Tomorrow is Monday, and, sadly, knitting gets put away for a few days.
The pattern results from a series of simple two-stitch cables and twists, explained in the 3-page .pdf file. The pattern is given in written, line by line form and as a chart. Thanks!