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Cowl-Along anyone?

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In the month of October, a design of mine will be used for a KAL/CAL!  I am teaming up with Bohemia Fibers for a fun Cowl-Along.  She will be dying up 2-50g skein sets in coordinating colors to go with my cowl design.  The color themes she has right now are:  Fall Colors, Sea Themed, and Bohemia Wild and Crazy Colors.  The cowl is pictured below to show what it will be like.  The cowl will come in 2 sizes in both a knit version and a crochet version.  The cowl is buttoned closed, and the edging will come with 3 different instructions (maybe 4!) to give you the option to fully customize it.  The edging options will include:  ruffles, picot (with instructions on how to add beads with this option), and plain (best if you love your buttons and really want the buttons to stand out).  While it may be hard to see, the cowl does have a slight gradation in size, smaller at the top and slowly flaring out at the base.

The full kit:  The kits will contain the 2-50g skein sets, stitch markers, vintage buttons (the button sets will vary), and, of course, the pattern.  Right now we are investigating the possibility of doing a cashmere silk yarn!  The kits will be $25 (unless the yarn makes this price difficult, I am waiting to hear from my dyer about this.)

Here is the large sized cowl in crochet form with a ruffle edging work.
An alternate way of wearing the cowl.
The small crocheted cowl with a plain edge.
To show you the difference in the two cowl sizes.  If you couldn't tell while being modeled, they are drastically different sizes.  The larger one is meant to be more of a drapey and scrunchy cowl, while the smaller one has less bulk so it's easier to wear with a coat on and is more cozy.
I have not finished a knitted version of the cowl yet, but here is a swatch to show you what it will somewhat look like.

Amy of Bohemia Fibers would like to get a rough estimate of the number of people joining the KAL/CAL so she can get an idea of how much yarn she will need to order.  I would like to make this easy on her because we both hate the idea of ordering too little and people being left out, but ordering too much is definitely difficult... especially if we do decide on the cashmere/silk yarn.  So, if you could either message me here or on ravelry (Rav: norichan), that would be greatly appreciated.  If you are on Ravelry, feel free to join our discussion here!  You will not need a ravelry account to purchase a kit.  Kits will not need to be purchased yet, just need an idea if you'd like to participate.  Thanks!

Oh!  And before I forget... Yes!  There will be prizes!  Handspun yarn, free patterns, chocolate, and more are all possibilities for prizes!