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Free Pattern: Cowl à la mode

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!

Cowl a la mode

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).


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!



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I won things!

Remember that competition Deramores was running a while back? Well, I won a runner up prize!! Hot damn!! Free knitting stuff is always a delight, especially when it’s good quality knitting stuff. Behold my winnings!

Sublime Chunky Merino Tweed

Two balls of Sublime Chunky Merino Tweed and the pattern book! Another big droopy cowl perhaps? Don’t mind if I do!

I think I should also give mad props to the actual competition winner, Joanna Donaldson who I assume is just diving headlong into a crate of wool with glee right about now.

Today is a good day. For wool.


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