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Knit oversized cowl!
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This cowl is the perfect quick, stash busting, two hours or so project! Using two strands of bulky yarn or four strands of worsted weight yarn and 12 mm needles, it knits up really fast and the simple two row pattern knits up in a classic chic stitch that is bound to turn heads.
CO – cast on
st(sts) – stitch(stitches)
k – knit
p – purl
12 mm 32 inch circular needles (the work can get heavy, this will save your wrists!)
Yarn – worsted weight (#4) about 600 meters
Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Gauge & instructions
The cowl is worked flat and both ends are then grafted together to form a tube. Gauge really isn’t critical, when you CO the stitches, you will have a pretty good idea of the cowl’s height and it is *very* stretchy. I like to make mine taller so I can fold the upper lip down for added warmth.
Finished size: About 12-14 inches wide x 12-14 inches tall once folded and sewn.
Using a provisional CO 31 sts (or any multiple of 4 + 3 sts)
Row 1: *k3, p1* repeat to 3 sts before end, k3
Row 2: k1, p1,*k3, p1* repeat from* to * to one st before end, k1
Repeat these two rows until your cowl measures about 28-30 inches (or more if you want a very loose fitting cowl). DO NOT BIND OFF.
Pick up the CO sts and, using the Kitchener bind off method, bind off all stitches.
Block lightly and sew on button or accessory of choice, wear with pride!
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