The Design Process:
Loving the oversized scarves and cowls I've been seeing everywhere, and inspired by the wonderful textures and rustic materials in the Katniss-Inspired knitwear post, I wanted to make something that would follow these trends, but which would be easy to knit and easier to wear - I prefer multi-purpose garments, so it had to be something neutral, which could be worn as an oversized scarf, as a shawl, or secured with a pin / button to be worn as a structured cowl.
When the yarn* arrived and knitting began in earnest, I couldn't stop thinking of porridge - not only the colour but also the lovely texture, the warmth and how perfect it would be for a cold winter morning. In fact it was "just right", like Little Bear's Porridge in the classic fairy tale.
*Many thanks to loveknitting.com for providing yarn support and a list of alternative yarn suggestions, in addition to the generous discount code for readers. Thanks also to my friend Charlotte who stood outside on a cold, wet and windy day with a big smile on her face!