Pull it up a bit… pull it down a bit… fold it over… this has got to be one of the most adaptable pieces of neckwear ever. What’s more, it involves no fancy shaping and no fancy stitches. In fact, once you’ve got started, you could practically knit it in your sleep. And did I mention that it’s suitable for teens, men, and women. What’s not to like?
Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky (100% merino wool) bulky (chunky) yarn:
3 x 1.oz (50g) balls (66yd/60m) in shade 19 Aqua
NEEDLES AND EQUIPMENT
US size 10½ (6.5mm) knitting needles
Yarn sewing needle
15 sts and 21 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch to a 4-in (10-cm) square on US size 10½ (6.5mm) needles.
The cowl is 9in (23cm) wide (unstretched) and 12in (30cm) deep.
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ] = denotes a sequence of stitches to be repeated the number of times given after the brackets
For the cowl
Cast on 102 sts.
Row 1: [K3, p3] to end.
Row 2: [P3, k3] to end.
These 2 rows form the rib pattern.
Rep rows 1–2, 22 times more.
Bind (cast) off in the rib pattern.
Making up and finishing
Sew the row-end edges of the knitting together using mattress stitch. Weave in all loose ends.
From Learn to Knit by Fiona Goble
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