My knitting ennui seems to finally have come to a screeching halt. I feel as if I have projects coming out my ears, which is not good considering the large amounts of sewing I need to do. But cooler weather has the tendency to make a Minnesotan begin to knit frantically. Just in time for the cooler weather, I have two new cowl patterns to share with you, one for today and one coming up soon.
I came up with a simple pattern designed to show off this beautiful handspun I picked up from Aisha Celia a few years ago. This style of cowl I call an “indoor” cowl as I wear it all day long. Perfect for these days when the house is cool but it’s too soon to turn on the furnace.
Yarn: bulky, about 100 yards
Needle size: 10.5, 16 inch circular
Gauge: 7 stitches to 2 inches
CO 56 stitches and join into the round.
Round 1: Purl entire round.
Rounds 2 and 3: (K2, p2) entire round.
Round 4 and 5: Knit entire round.
Repeat rounds 2 through five until your cowl is about seven inches in length.
BO: K2tog, slip stitch back to left hand needle, K2tog, repeat. Do so loosely for a nice stretchy bind off.
Sew in ends and block. Be pleased you used up a lovely skein in such a quick and useful manner, and stay warm!