I just started to learn how to knit and decided I wanted to make a cowl. The only problem is I couldn't find a pattern that I liked to use. I wanted it skinny enough to easily fit under my jacket and long enough that I could use it to cover my mouth if it gets really cold (I do live in Minnesota). I also couldn't find a pattern that didn't use circular needles. I don't know how to use circular needles yet, so I chose to join them together instead. You could definitely alter this pattern to be made on circular needles if you wish. I think it would have turned out nicer that way.
I basically came up with the ideal for this last year, I just didn't know how to knit yet. I just felt like my scarfs last year were a bit too bundled up looking. Let's just say in MN when your happy that it's a warm day because it's in the single digits (yes you heard me right), you feel less than glamourous. All you care about is being warm. But hey it's nice to be cute and warm right?
I used the seed stitch for this pattern because it's not to hard for a newbie like me and it creates a great texture. The finished cowl measures 14 inches long and 9 and a 1/2 inches long. I would have preferred it to be just a little shorter and wider. Maybe like 12 inches by 11 inches. I think if I had cast on 37 stitches instead of 43 it would have been closer to these dimensions, so I altered the pattern to reflect these changes so the finished dimension of the pattern should be 12-13 inches by 10-11 inches.
- One skein of Patons Classic Wool Roving, approx 120 yards in dark grey
- size 13 knitting needles
- darning needle
K - knit
P - purl
CO- cast on
Cast on 37 sts
Row 1: K1, P1....repeat ending on K
Row 2-until desired length K1, P1....repeat ending on K, (make sure to purl into knits, and knit into purls).
Once reached desired length join with kitchener stitch loosely following the directions given by Trickster Knitter for joining seed (moss) stitch)
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