Monday, February 8, 2010

Material Whirled's Utterly Magnificent Knit Cowl

Yes, another cowl...but this one is made with handspun yarn from the spinning wheel of Reenie, owner of I whipped it up in an hour!

Take it straight from Reenie:
The best feature of this cowl is that it is made in a whimsical knit and purl pattern, which makes both sides of the cowl look the same when you twist it to wear, but yet it is not a 'perfect' K2P2 rib pattern.
The ribbing also keeps the edges from curling up plus the beads and treasures in the yarns pop out much better on the purl side of anything, so this gives them equal billing on either side of the cowl.
~1 skein of Material Whirled Handspun yarn
~Size 13 or 15 , 29’ circular needles
~ Needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends
Cast on 100 stitches or however you need to match the suggested finished measurements of approximately 50 inches around and
about 5 inches wide (more or less is fine). This will give you 10 inches of thickness when cowl is twice wrapped around the neck.
Connect and knit in round in approximately the following pattern:
Knit 1 round
Purl 1 round
Knit 3 round
Purl 4 round
Knit 3 round
Purl 1 round
Knit 1 round
Bind off loosely.
You may not end up with the same amount of rounds as above because each skein is different, it really doesn't matter much overall, what matters is that you look spectacular!

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