I'm very excited to have a design in the Fall 2011 issue of Knitscene, which is my favorite knitting magazine on the market right now! The Alameda cowl (designed by yours truly, Jocelyn J. Tunney) is a simple design that's quick to knit and shows off your favorite buttons! The buttons used on the sample are from One World Button Supply.

Size 25" long and 9" tall
Yarn O-Wool Classic Worsted (100% certified organic merino; 99 yd [90 m]/50 g):
• #4401 barn, 4 skeins
Yarn distributed by Tunney Wool Company
Gauge 14 sts and 23 rnds = 4" in St st
Tools
• Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) needle
• Size 7 (4.5 mm) or smaller spare cir needle
• Markers (m)
• Waste yarn for provisional CO
• Yarn needle
• Eight ⅞" buttons