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mar022010

All the way around cowl

 

Garter is easy, and you will finish this cowl in a night. If you want to you can make it totally seamless by using provisional cast on and kitchener stitch for finishing. We have made two versions, one or two rounds around the neck. Both worked fine.

Materials
200 eller 300 g Abuelita Misterious Blend (Depending on whether you want it once or twice around your neck)
US 15 needles.

Pattern
Cast on 24 stitches with two strands of yarn. Knit garter stitch until the piece is long enough. Graft or sew it together. If you want it twice around your neck it is nice to twist it a couple of times before you assemble to make it sit nicer on your neck.

 

Reader Comments (12)

What size needles?

mars 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdonnac368

Sorry about that, it´s US 15 needles!

mars 3, 2010 | Registered Commenterpickles

I'm a beginner in knitting, and your cowl looks pretty easy to knit, thanks for sharing! One question though: the ones on the pictures were not knitted using garter stitch, were they? They look so lovely though, could you tell me the pattern?

mars 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Alex, they are knitted in garter stitch, sideways. They get a different look because of the thick yarn and the large needles. :)

mars 8, 2010 | Registered Commenterpickles

ouw, really? hahah...sorry, I'm a total self-taught beginner :D
thanks again! will definitely try it - winter is not over yet here :(

mars 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

This is a great project to take on a trip. I made one on a trans-Atlantic flight, then I sewed it up with a hairpin in my hotel room because I lost my tapestry needle. The big yarn and needles and couldn't-be-easier pattern are perfect for relaxing knitting, even in coach! My bright red cowl was a hit in Paris.

august 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterellie

I love this cowl! However, my garter stitch does not look the same. How do you keep the garter stitch spread out? My ribs bunch together, I have tried knitting looser as well as tighter and it still comes out the same.

oktober 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermolly

Molly, it is knitted on very big needles. Try knitting even looser, and also sometimes knitted fabric spreads a lot better and "sets" after rinsing and drying :)

oktober 2, 2010 | Registered Commenterpickles

Thanks for the quick reply! I just picked up some more yarn today and will try again! Even if my ribs look closer together I still love it!

oktober 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermolly

I never knitted successful before and I kinda always thought that it is for grandmas but since I stumbled upon your blog I am sooo in love with it. Hope I will be successful this time and able to knit some of your patterns. They are so drop dead gorgeous..
are there any books with how to's you can suggest or easy patterns besides this cowl you can suggest?
thank you so much for this awesome blog!

januar 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Hi Anne, thanks for ypur nice comment!
All our patterns are quite easy, but som of them have fancy stitch patterns, maybe start with the ones that don´t;)

A great tip is to Youtube anything you don´t know how to do..

januar 6, 2011 | Registered Commenterpickles

I am a HUGE fan of this pattern. I plan on giving it a try tonight. I saw you said you used huge needles and I was wondering what size you used? Also is there another kind of yarn I can use that I dont have to order?

november 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah-Cate
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