Sunday, April 24, 2016

KNITTING PATTERN - Maria Cowl

Slouchy cowls are stretchy, comfortable & warm... and SUPER easy to make. Pick out your favorite yarn, sit down with a good movie & whip one up for yourself!

Yarn:  Approximately 200 yards of Worsted Weight yarn.  Modeled sample shown using JoAnn Sensations Tropics.

Materials:  Size 11 (8.0 mm) 16” circular needles, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Sizes:  To fit Child (Adult); 10 (12)” tall x 19 (22)” circumference

Gauge:  13 STS and 16 rounds = 4”

Difficulty:  Beginner

Stitch Guide:  CO - cast on, K - knit, P - purl, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes:
  1. If you don’t feel comfortable with your purling skills, feel free to knit the whole thing. 
  2. If you want your cowl longer/shorter, knit more/fewer rounds. If you want it a bit tighter, use smaller needles. 


Instructions:

CO 60 (70).

Round 1:  (K4, P1) around. (Place stitch marker to mark beginning of round.)

Rounds 2—40 (50):
 (K4, P1) around.
(Child cowl should measure about 10” & Adult cowl should measure about 12”.)

Bind off in pattern stitch. 
Weave in ends.

Other Suggestions:
  • (recommended) Crochet around edge of cowl to give it a nice finished edging, and to prevent curling. 
  • Use self-striping or variegated yarns for a fun, colorful cowl. 
  • Sew flowers or buttons, pin brooches, or add ribbons to your cowl to make it unique. 
  • Try different Knit/Purl combinations for different textures. (e.g. K5, P5 or K3, P2)