I have very poor impulse control when it comes to new yarn. Putting two balls of fat squishy merino yarn in front of me is just asking for it. Sure I could have continued with the projects already on needles but it’s just two balls of yarn how long will that take to knit up?
And so! I have whipped my winnings into a cowl!
Isn’t it awfully fashionable? It’s the ideal length for wrapping double around my neck and it’s as thick as I could want. No wind is getting through this cowl thank you very much.
I wanted a sort of herringbone effect and after messing around for a bit it turns out that chunky yarn just needs the simplest of broken ribbing patterns to look good.
This uses almost all of 2 balls of Sublime Chunky Merino Tweed and it’s such a nice quick knit I thought I would share it! I like my cowls on the loose side, so if you want something tighter, just cast on fewer stitches (in multiples of 4).
COWL À LA MODE
Materials: 174 yds of Chunky(sometimes called Bulky) yarn.
Suggested Yarn: Sublime Chunky Merino Tweed! 2 balls of!
Needles: 10mm circular needles (80cm cable)
Gauge: 8st/4in (10cm) after blocking
CO 112 sts , Place marker to indicate beginning of round and carefully join without twisting to start working in the round.
Round 1: [K1, P1] to end
Round 2: [P1, K1] to end
Rounds 3 & 4: Repeat Rounds 1 & 2.
Rounds 5 & 6: P
Rounds 7 & 8: K
Rounds 9 & 10: [K2, P2] to end
Rounds 11 & 12: P, [K2, P2] to 1 st before end, P
Rounds 13 & 14: [P2, K2] to end
Rounds 15 & 16: K, [P2, K2] to 1 st before end, K
Rounds 17-22: Repeat Rounds 9-14
Rounds 23 & 24: K
Rounds 25 & 26: P
Round 27: [P1, K1] to end
Round 28: [K1, P1] to end
Rounds 29 & 30: Repeat Rounds 27 & 28
Weave in all ends, block by gently washing in lukewarm water, squeezing out excess water and laying flat to dry.
Update: The Ravelry pattern page is HERE!