Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quick and Cozy Cowl

After walking home with the snow plastering my face, I decided I needed a cowl. My scarf wasn't cutting it and the wind made the ends whip around like mad. I've been eyeing the patterns out and I haven't found something quite right, many similar. But I decided to post my version on here for the fun of it.


not a very good picture but so you get the idea

Need:

  • 1 ball of Loops & Threads Charisma (#5 Bulky, 109 yds/3.5 oz) in whatever colour you like, mine is in Red (Colour 10), 100 % acrylic
  • 1 circular needle, size 15 (10mm), 16'' length, or size 15 straight needles if you don't mind a seam in the back.
  • Stitch marker
  • Crochet hook or darning needle (for the heavier yarn, I use a hook rather than stuff it through a needle eye) for weaving in ends (or sewing the seam, you might find it easier to use a worsted weight in a similar colour if you plan on doing it this way)
Gage: For the cowl 2sts = 1"
Listed on the ball band 11sts = 4" on size 13

Cast on 52 stitches, place marker and join in the round. Purl one row, then work in st st (knit) for 12" (measured from the beginning). Purl one row, bind off. Weave in ends and don to collect your offspring.

Straight Needle Instructions:
Cast on 54 sts. Purl one row, knit one row. Starting with a knit row, work in st st for 12", purl one row, knit one row, bind off. Using either yarn ends or worsted weight yarn, seam the cowl edges together, weave in ends. Flaunt your knitty work.

It curls on the one edge but it stops drafts quite well

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the pattern! I will be back to look for more posts!

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  2. thank you! Now I need to start making more of my own goodies lol

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  3. I am so loving this pattern. Simple and gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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    1. thank you for proving that I'm not gabbing to myself :)

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